Congo Reviews

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Top Critic
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
Clint Morris
Moviehole
May 12, 2005
rubbish
| Original Score: 1/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 26, 2004
Watch the opening for Bruce Campbell's death scene, and then run far away.
| Original Score: 1/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 17, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 12, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The least interesting adventure ever filmed.
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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
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 24, 2001
An anachronistic mess made of cliched characters and situations...
| Original Score: 2/10
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Brian Lowry
Variety
June 17, 2008
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.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
September 17, 2004
A completely unintentional laugh riot and, in that sense, top-drawer Crichton.
| Original Score: 0/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
April 28, 2003
Not funny bad, just bad bad. The worst adaptation of a Michael Crichton book so far.
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
April 3, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
May 10, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Seriously dumbed-down version of the novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 12, 2006
Not the worst adventure flick that I've ever seen, but far from a great one either.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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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.
April 17, 2002
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