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Average Rating: 3/10
Critic Reviews: 14
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Good gorillas meet bad gorillas while human beings search for treasure in this jungle advnture saga. R.B. Travis (Joe Don Baker) is the ruthless head of Travi-Com, a telecommunications firm on the cusp of a major breakthrough in laser communications technology. However, Travis needs diamonds to finish the project, so he sends a group of men to Zaire, where he's told that a large supply of the gems can be easily found. When the men go missing, Travis sends his trusted assistant Karen Ross (Laura
Jun 9, 1995 Wide
Jul 27, 1999
Paramount Home Video
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Feels as if the picture were edited to leave the action sequences in while removing any connecting material that might have helped them make sense.
This glib, overheated film about vicious primates delivers little suspense...
The entire tone of the book has been transformed from tension to tongue-in-cheek with dismal results.
A movie that appears to have been designed first as a future theme park, and then as a major motion-picture.
This is easily the worst filmed version of anything penned by the prolific author.
You'd be hard-pressed to come up with a movie that ticks more of the boxes for a perfect storm of So Bad It's Perfect.
It's fairly ridiculous (the apes are clearly people in suits), but it's light and brisk and fun, with a nice open-air feel.
Revel in the sheer insanity and unique humor of this cracking jungle adventure.
Not the worst adventure flick that I've ever seen, but far from a great one either.
No comparison to the book, but not bad for a chuckle. Harmless fun with primate puppets.
A completely unintentional laugh riot and, in that sense, top-drawer Crichton.
Watch the opening for Bruce Campbell's death scene, and then run far away.
Ineptly written, feebly acted, clumsily directed yawner of an adventure yarn.
Not bad adventure, nothing special, but not bad
A lighthearted, good old-fashioned jungle adventure.
Not funny bad, just bad bad. The worst adaptation of a Michael Crichton book so far.
If you want to dwell on details, you won't like this film, but if you just sit back and relax and try not to be crabby, it is a lot of fun.
Audience Reviews for Congo
- Transport Worker: Stop eating my sesame cake!
- Peter Elliot: I don't have a price! I'm not a pound of sugar, I'm a primatologist!
- Dr. Karen Ross: Put 'em on the endangered species list!
- Herkermer Homolka: I will pay!
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