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Chimpanzee Reviews

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February 20, 2017
Very nice and touching Disney Nature story of Oscar the Chimpanzee. It's amazing how close the film makers got to the Chimpanzees when filming this movie. The Tim Allen narration is probably to weakest part of the film.
September 22, 2015
Absolutely enchanting!
June 30, 2015
Good documentary on the chimp. Ages 4+
January 24, 2015
I love this movie I want to see it want come on
½ October 18, 2014
Chimpanzee takes a step back from the others, but it still offers enough interesting aspects and, of course, Tim Allen, to finish it.
September 21, 2014
This is not a documentary, its a narrated drama made of natural setting footage. Ugh Tim Allen's voice.

Some really cute footage.
September 21, 2014
Wonderful (meaning cute and sweet), sad, but wonderful as both Disney and Disneynature always makes films appealing to families. (B+)

(Full review coming soon - with better wording)
½ June 14, 2014
Great movie. Beautifully filmed, sweet, light-hearted, animals are cute, with a perfect narration from Allen.
½ May 16, 2014
Chimpanzee is a well told and incredible story about the wonderful and inspirational life of a chimpanzee
½ May 5, 2014
April 18, 2014
Yet another wonderful film from Disney Nature
April 9, 2014
This was an interesting look into the life of some Chimpanzees.
Tim Allen narrates as we watch a group of chimps look for food, have fun, defend themselves and be a family.
Beautiful scenery and informative.
½ March 21, 2014
The true story of Oscar, an abandoned infant chimpanzee left to fend for himself in Africa's jungle wilderness, is at the heart of this stunning documentary. Chimpanzee often anthropomorphizes its subjects, but it's a beautifully filmed, remarkably intimate look at the lives of a family of primates. Chimpanzee is so skillfully crafted, and the big-hearted outcome so endearing and entertaining, that any narrative liberties taken to aid in the telling of this prehensile tale are not only forgivable but welcome. It's beautifully photographed, whimsically narrated by Tim Allen and keeps completely schtum about the rough sex and the cannibalism. An eye-opening primer in cross-species similarity. We learn that apes are violent and territorial but also that they are capable of creativity and tenderness. Scenes of chimps bending and weaving tree-branches to create makeshift beds, or the touching moments of Oscar's first attempt to climb a tree unaided will provoke wonder and fascination in adults and children alike. The stunning and mostly uncompromising visuals more than compensate for the frequent corny turns of phrase. Kids should especially like this magnificent and heartwarming look at the life of young Oscar. Walt Disney himself couldn't have scripted "Chimpanzee" any better.

VERDICT: "High-Quality Stuff" - [Positive Reaction] This is a rating to a movie I view as very entertaining and well made, and definitely worth paying the full price at a theatre to see or own on DVD. It is not perfect, but it is definitely excellent. (Films that are rated 3.5 or 4 stars)
March 9, 2014
Simply riveting. The sexual tension oozes from the big screen making this cinematic treat equal parts provocative and intriguing. A true gem of the modern day dramatic biopic, the story of young Oscar seducing alpha male Freddie yields hope to all of you butt ugly heathens who've yet to find acceptance. Reminiscent of a retarded skank blindly searching for crank, Oscar's success and survival signifies an end of the inevitable failures once assumed unavoidably destined to even the ugliest outcast losers in our society
½ March 9, 2014
Beautiful production!
½ March 4, 2014
c'est mignon et ša se laisse regarder avec tendresse
February 20, 2014
Amazing footage and very fun! If it comes up on a movie channel watch it -- from the people that brought you the Earth series -- lots of great shots and a decent attempt at a story line.
February 12, 2014
A cutie little movie to see with all of the fam. Even my grandparents who don't speak English.
February 12, 2014
Heartwarming story, just another example of how even in the animal Kingdom there is compassion.
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