Eight people (including Laura Linney, Ernie Hudson and Tim Curry) embark on an expedition into the Congo, a mysterious expanse of unexplored Africa where human greed and the laws of nature have gone berserk. When the thrill-seekers — some with ulterior motives — stumble across a race of killer apes, they must fight their way out of the dark in this action-adventure film based on Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel. Frank Marshall directs.
This is a dark film. There are a lot of gorillas and people killed, blood spurting, and bodies pile up. There are some interesting suspenseful moments including what will happen to people on a plane when it is attacked, and when the gorillas will attack and what will happen as a result. As a family picture, it falls short in the language and violence categories as listed below. It crosses our level of acceptability and therefore Dove cannot award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie.