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Congo Reviews

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
The entire tone of the book has been transformed from tension to tongue-in-cheek with dismal results.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This is easily the worst filmed version of anything penned by the prolific author.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A splendid example of a genre no longer much in fashion, the jungle adventure story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lucy Mohl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A movie that appears to have been designed first as a future theme park, and then as a major motion-picture.
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Greg Burkman
Film.com
January 1, 2000
It's the first bomb of another endless summer of commercial Hollywood crap.
Jean Oppenheimer
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Suffers from a preposterous set-up and even more ludicrous plot developments.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In every frame, it aspires to be a theme park.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The least interesting adventure ever filmed.
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Crichton novel [is] trivialized to the point of spoof.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Seriously dumbed-down version of the novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
If you have a highly developed sense of the absurd and an appreciation for movie clichés, then you'll find Congo a hoot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It suffocates you with one faux thrill after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
This is slick, big-budget Hollywood hokum at its most ridiculous.
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
Marshall can't decide whether he's making a thriller or a laff-it-up lark.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
As you stand there with your $7, ask yourself, 'Do I really want to see a rubber gorilla smoke a cigar?' If necessary, ask yourself twice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
In stupidity, this movie ranks up there among the greats.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
August 25, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
November 18, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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