Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey
Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey (1988)

Gorillas in the Mist is based on the autobiographical 1983 book by naturalist Dian Fossey. Before the book could be brought before the cameras, Fossey had been mysteriously killed; her death provides a logical, if somewhat ghoulish climax… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 23, 1988
DVD Release Date: April 13, 1999
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media

Gripping biopic has violence, animals in peril.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Heartbreaking... a must-see.

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Rob Gonsalves

This is a movie for masochists.

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Rich Cline
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Emanuel Levy

Sigourney Weaver gives a towering, Oscar caliber performance in Michael Apted's biopic about courageous anthropologist Dian Fossey who devoted and risked her to save Africa's vanishing breed.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Sigourney Weaver gives an inspired performance as a woman who launches a crusade to save gorillas in Africa.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
Dynamite little film. I love Sigourney in everything, so I could be a bit biased.
Dean McKenna
Sigourney Weaver, who plays the true-life anthropologist Dian Fossey, goes slightly bananas trying to protect her beloved mountain gorillas. Remarkably,… More
Lady D'arbanville
An insight into the life of Dian Fossey, this a great film
John Ballantine
Weaver embodies Fossey the conservationist and Fossey the unmovable force who likely created her own demise. Call her the anti-Jane Goodall.
Jason Spencer
Messed up movie about the woman who studied the gorillas.
Dannielle Albert
I saw this as a little girl and remember one particular scene that still haunts my memories and nightmares. I saw it again yesterday, and that scene was… More