100

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Chimpanzee lets everyone feel like a mini-Jane Goodall.
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
An eye-opening primer in cross-species similarity. We learn that apes are violent and territorial but also that they are capable of creativity and tenderness.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The stunning and mostly uncompromising visuals more than compensate for the frequent corny turns of phrase.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In general, the more young people who see the film, the more who will be made aware of a fascinating, complicated near-relative whose numbers are dwindling rapidly.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

No amount of gorgeous jungle footage can make up for the fact that this Disney-produced documentary feels about as natural as an episode of "The Hills," though with (slightly) more feral characters.
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70

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Inter-chimp and territorial fighting are facts of nature, but the extreme anthropomorphism of Chimpanzee makes what is natural feel bizarre.
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63

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
But nature is messy, and Chimpanzee doesn't shrink from that, to its credit. Fothergill and Linfield at least exercise discretion when their cameras capture disturbing turns of event.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's unfortunate that the filmmakers juxtapose those striking visuals with a warlike anthropomorphizing element.
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50

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
"Humanize" might not seem the obvious verb for what happens in Chimpanzee, Disneynature's latest kiddie documentary. But it's dead on; this escape to the planet of the apes is anthropomorphic to a fault.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Some privileged nature footage from the African rain forest is dishonored by deeply silly narration in Chimpanzee.
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57 out of 100
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