Written May 08, 2012
Forget any newspaper reviews bashing this film on the basis of its narration. It's not a preachy, self- important film. It tells a simple (and amazingly captured on film) story with some humor and a lot of heart just like the Disney nature films from the past. It's not a filmed doctoral thesis but the young audience it captures may just carry its humanity for the rest of their lives. And that could result in a better future for the species- both chimpanzee and human.
Written April 23, 2012
This part of the movie were kind of shockers. It took my 8 year old by surprise and it kind of made her sad for the remainder of the movie. Otherwise, good for kids.
Written May 14, 2012
Absolutely fantastic. Great movie for the entire family. Great story and cinematography! We took all three of our boys (ages 11, 9, and 6) on Mother's Day and it was the perfect movie because it showed the bond that the mama chimpanzee had with her son Oscar. The narration made you really feel like you knew what the chimps were thinking.
Written April 24, 2012
This film has some gorgeous footage that will leave you wondering just how it was filmed. The narrative is playful and manages to piece together a consistent story about an individual chimpanzee - a difficult feat to accomplish in a real-life nature film. The battling of chimpanzees is not presented in all its brutality, but this is a G-rated film, so that's to be expected. I still came away feeling like I knew much more about Chimpanzees, and was glad my 10 year old son had the experience of watching it as well.
Written April 29, 2012
Good Movie my 6 year old grand daughter lost interest quick but my 10 year old grandson loved it. I thought it was a great movie. I however, grew up with monkeys as pets so it brought back memories. I would go see it again.