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Not Approved

Congo

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.
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Negative Rating
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Positive Rating
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Dove Review

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.

Dove Rating Details

0
Faith

None

0
Integrity

Bloody corpses are seen; human eyeball seen; a soldier touches a woman's hair and she slugs him; a bazooka is used against plane; a plane is hit and explodes but everyone survives; a man kills a snake on-screen; a leech is on man's privates although not shown; a character dies of fright; a hippo grabs a man from a boat; gorilla killed; the shooting of gorillas; a man is attacked and is bloodied and dies; during an earthquake a rock crushes a man; a bloody head has been torn from body; blood seen flying from shot gorillas; gorillas attack men;

0
Sex

None

5
Language

J/JC-3; Ch*ist-1; G/OMG-10; H-5; SOB-3; S-12; F-1; A-2; D-4; PO-1; S*cks-1; Good Lord-1; Bloody-2

4
Violence

Bloody corpses are seen; human eyeball seen; a soldier touches a woman's hair and she slugs him; a bazooka is used against plane; a plane is hit and explodes but everyone survives; a man kills a snake on-screen; a leech is on man's privates although not shown; a character dies of fright; a hippo grabs a man from a boat; gorilla killed; the shooting of gorillas; a man is attacked and is bloodied and dies; during an earthquake a rock crushes a man; a bloody head has been torn from body; blood seen flying from shot gorillas; gorillas attack men;

2
Drugs

Smoking cigar and gorilla smokes; gorilla drinks.

0
Nudity

None

2
Other

Evolution sign seen on school wall; loud burping; a comment about bowell movement; "N" used as a character almost says racial term; in a tribal ritual a man's soul is asked to return to his body; a man shows no remorse that his son was killed.

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