• PG-13, 2 hr. 10 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Michael Apted
    In Theaters:
    Sep 23, 1988 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 13, 1999
  • Universal Pictures

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Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

This is a movie for masochists.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

April 9, 2007
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

October 9, 2005
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 2/5

December 10, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 7, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

September 23, 1988
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: +2 out of -4..+4

March 7, 2003
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 4/5

March 31, 2004
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2008
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com

Heartbreaking... a must-see.

Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com

January 1, 2005
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.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 10, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Fascinating.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 12, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

February 27, 2004
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

| Original Score: 3/5

October 27, 2003
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 3/5

September 3, 2004
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

| Original Score: 4/5

March 16, 2007
Nicolas Lacroix
EnPrimeur.ca

| Original Score: 4/5

January 17, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

July 2, 2005
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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March 7, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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May 20, 2003

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