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Chimpanzee

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Overall 9
8.5

Chimpanzee (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
3 September 2012
  • Summary: Judge Bill Gibron won't monkey around with this intriguing title, since it's actually about apes.
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Overall 8
8.0
Movie overall 8
8.0
Audio 10
10
Extras 6
6.0

Chimpanzee (Blu-ray Review)

whysoblu.com
29 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Chimpanzee feels more scripted than earlier DisneyNature efforts like African Cats , but it allows younger viewers an easier way to understand what is going on.  The documentary offers some amazing footage of chimps and their habitat and this Blu-ray brings it all to life vividly with its excellent visual and audio quality.  The extras are decent as well which also helps, but I wish there was more educational extras about chimps and the attempts at preservation on here.
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Overall 8
7.5

Chimpanzee

DVDizzy
20 August 2012
  • Conclusion: While some viewers will be put off by the near-constant narration or the efforts to turn this into a standard narrative drama, I greatly enjoyed Chimpanzee for its first-rate footage and fascinating subject matter. Though the Blu-ray's extras lean heavily on promotional material and the DVD's do entirely, the strong movie and sterling presentation are enough to warrant a look.
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Overall 6
6.0

Chimpanzee

Cinema Blend
20 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Really good nature photography is a special effect that never gets old, especially when the camera is trained on creatures or climates inaccessible to the rest of us. So for all of Chimpanzee 's faults as a people-pleasing Disney "documentary" hellbent on building a kid-friendly narrative, it contains enough stunning footage of the chimps and their jungle habitat to remain engrossing, even while it's insulting your intelligence.
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Overall 4
3.6

Chimpanzee

AV Club
19 April 2012
  • Excerpt: On the Werner Herzog Nature Scale—1 being adorable emperor penguins in love and 10 being “the harmony of overwhelming and collective murder”—no Disney documentary is ever going to score anywhere above 5 or 6, tops. These are movies made for children, so there’s always going to be some cuddly anthropomorphizing, like half-formed cubs rolling on the forest floor or clinging to a mother’s teat.
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Review: ‘Chimpanzee’

Variety
15 April 2012
  • Summary: Visually stunning, almost impossibly intimate results is welded to a creakily executed story and narrated by a schticky, frequently bellowing Tim Allen.
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Overall 8
8.0

Chimpanzee

totalfilm.com
22 April 2013