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Congo | 1995 | PG-13 | - 1.7.5

A group of explorers run into a family of killer gorillas.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A group of bare-chested men.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - There isn't a lot of violence until the end of the film and those scenes are quick -- it's hard to really see what is happening and that lessens the impact. However, the gorillas look menacing, with hideous teeth, and they tend to fall upon someone and "feed." They hit their victims with both paws on either side of the head and torso. There are scenes of gorillas threatening and attacking humans: one man is attacked and he runs away screaming and bloody (he then dies); another man's head is thrown to a group of people and later we see the headless corpse (other bloody and mutilated corpses are evident). A man has an eyeball drop into his hand. We see many gorillas killed by guns and by a volcanic eruption.

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LANGUAGE 5 - One F-word, nine scatological terms, and a few milder obscenities.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Safaris, natural disasters, killer gorillas, teaching animals to communicate with humans, greed, technology, death.
MESSAGE - When humans mess with the natural order of things, everything goes wrong.
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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



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