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This is a terrible movie. Frank Marshall (Arachnophobia) demonstrates no control over story, actors, effects, or general presentation in this adaptation of a Michael Crichton novel about an expedition into deep, dark Africa that runs into an unknown race of killer apes. The big monkeys attack and attack and attack and have to be fought off with machine guns and lasers--that's pretty much the story, except there's probably an even better one behind "fourth Ghostbuster" Ernie Hudson's bizarre decision to speak with a British accent. While Marshall wants us to root for the human characters, they're all so obnoxious and unbelievable you can't help but feel lousy for the poor apes when they get chopped to bits just for defending their homes against these twerps. If you're not feeling enough environmentalist ire these days, watch this and get angry. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Laura LinneyDr. Karen Ross
Dylan WalshDr. Peter Elliot
Ernie HudsonCaptain Munro Kelly
Tim CurryHerkermer Homolka
Grant HeslovRichard
Joe Don BakerR.B. Travis
John HawkesBob Driscoll
Jimmy Buffett727 Pilot
Bruce CampbellCharles Travis
Delroy LindoCaptain Wanta
Joe PantolianoEddie Ventro

  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Frank Marshall
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Length: 109
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 9, 1995
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 19, 2003
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