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Congo

Congo

Frank Marshall (1995)

103min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Michael Crichton's novel, on which this adventure is based, tried to do for gorillas what his Jurassic Park did for dinosaurs. But, under Frank Marshall's bland direction, this trek-through-the-jungle yarn is a disappointingly old-fashioned affair that lacks any sense of wonder. The plot, combining a lost civilisation, a highly intelligent gorilla that's been taught communication skills and venal scientists after diamonds for a laser gun, is a lacklustre no-brainer, and the movie scrapes the bottom of the fantasy barrel in terms of credibility, dire acting and clich├ęd special effects.

Summary

An expedition to find King Solomon's diamond mines in the jungles of the Congo disappears without trace. The tycoon behind the mission sends his assistant, a former CIA agent, to find out what became of the explorers - only to discover that the party met a grisly fate at the hands of a horde of vicious apes. Action adventure based on Michael Crichton's novel, with Dylan Walsh, Laura Linney, Tim Curry and Grant Heslov.

Cast & Crew

Peter Elliot Dylan Walsh
Dr Karen Ross Laura Linney
Monroe Kelly Ernie Hudson
Herkermer Homolka Tim Curry
Richard Grant Heslov
RB Travis Joe Don Baker
Moira Mary Ellen Trainor
Boyd Stuart Pankin
Eleanor Romy Carolyn Seymour
Romy's assistant Romy Rosemont
Director Frank Marshall
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Warner Bros Pictures Ltd Guidance: Edited for language and violence. Available on: Available on video

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