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Project Nim

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] fascinating and in many ways tragic documentary..." -- Grade: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "Very quickly it becomes clear that the life of Nim Chimpsky is foremost a story about the human animal, and human behavior."

    4 stars out of 5 -- "Marsh's sensitive doc is a light look at some dark clues to the kind of creatures we really are."
    Total Film

    4 stars out of 5 -- "British filmmaker James Marsh recreates this tale of an ambitious primate language study through traditional face-the-camera interviews, clever graphics and dramatic recreations. A powerful musical score adds gravitas."
    Box Office

    3.5 stars out of 4 -- "PROJECT NIM, a fascinating documentary, follows the life of a chimp named Nim Chimpsky as it's raised like a human baby....The chimp emerges from this experience as a more admirable creature than many of its humans."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "PROJECT NIM, an enthralling and appalling documentary by James Marsh, chronicles the collision of two species."
    Wall Street Journal

    "PROJECT NIM is a valuable insight into the current state of the anthropomorphic imagination."
    Sight and Sound

    "Through no fault of his own, Nim's life turned out to be a flesh-and-blood Rorschach test that revealed as much about human nature as it did about the capabilities of chimpanzees."
    Los Angeles Times

    "[A] probing, unsettling study of primate behavior....Mr. Marsh is less interested in comparatively dry matters of linguistics or neurobiology than in a humid, messy domain of identity and emotion that has, in the past, been the terrain of psychoanalysis."
    New York Times

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