Project Nim Reviews

January 4, 2012
This haunting life story is an exquisite example of non-fiction filmmaking as full-bodied, emotionally complex drama.
October 7, 2011
Project Nim nimbly serves up a profoundly sad tale that raises as many thought-provoking questions as it answers.
August 12, 2011
This many-faceted time capsule sheds little light, but buried inside it are vexing questions and the still-beating heart of a special creature.
August 11, 2011
You end up fearing for the humans who contact him. At the same time, you feel his rage.
August 9, 2011
You're left with the impression that, despite not being able to grasp basic human grammar, perhaps Nim was unwittingly conditioned into understanding the concept of love.
July 29, 2011
For the second film in a row, Marsh has created a movie we can't keep our eyes off.
July 21, 2011
Marsh ... masterfully spins a harrowing tale of human arrogance that eventually gives way to cruelty bordering on the pathological.
July 21, 2011
Nim is as unforgettable as the treatment of him is unspeakable.
July 19, 2011
Like the experiment itself, "Project Nim" morphs from something inspiring and often humorous to a pointed and disturbing portrait of arrogance run amok. Greed and glory end up overriding decency and altruism, and it's heartbreaking to watch.
July 15, 2011
If movies about talking cars or warlike robots don't interest you, Project Nim is the latest documentary (following Buck) to offer a satisfying, adult alternative. It tells a story that is both stranger and more thought-provoking than...