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

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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 to the film. A Kentucky girl, Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) is inspired by famed anthropologist Louis Leakey (Iain Cuthbertson) to devote her life to the study of primates. Traveling into deepest Africa, Fossey becomes fascinated with the lives and habits of the

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Apr 13, 1999

Universal Pictures

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This is a movie for masochists.

April 9, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Comment (1)
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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.

July 2, 2005 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Heartbreaking... a must-see.

January 1, 2005 Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com
StaciWilson.com

Fascinating.

June 12, 2004
Shadows on the Wall

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

July 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey

Good, well balanced biopic, one of Sigourney Weaver's best performances!
September 29, 2009
SirPant

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An insight into the life of Dian Fossey, this a great film
February 19, 2007
76Majikat

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Messed up movie about the woman who studied the gorillas.
January 31, 2007
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