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Based on 19 Reviews
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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    But Congo leads to nothing but a fierce battle with the gray gorillas, a kind of guns vs. fangs scene; and a convenient and incongruous volcano eruption that looks as artificial as a video game. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    As in "Arachnophobia", director Frank Marshall can't decide whether he's making a thriller or a laff-it-up lark. [09 Jun 1995, Pg.03.D] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The result is not a movie that is very good, exactly, but it's entertaining and funny. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    Congo, adapted by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Stephen Spielberg protege Frank Marshall, is not one of the better silly action pictures set in gratuitously fake jungles and featuring nefarious foreigners, threatening natives, and talking gorillas. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This is easily the worst filmed version of anything penned by the prolific author. show more

  • 25
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    In stupidity, this movie ranks up there among the greats. show more

  • 25
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Without Spielberg's technical pizazz, and with a gummy mixture of homage and spoof, Congo chokes on its own tongue in cheek. show more

  • 40
    Caroline Westbrook Empire

    What begins as mildly intriguing stuff with some genuinely unsettling moments, quickly melts into a plot so confusing that it almost begins to look as though the editor was taking some mind-altering substance. show more

  • NA
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    Jawdroppingly bad, this adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1980 novel about a talking ape named Amy and a fabled lost city deep in the jungles of central Africa is as sophisticated in execution as a Jungle Jim movie. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    One thing is certain: It's a bomb trying to be a hit, and at that it'll never succeed. show more

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