User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25

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  1. Apr 29, 2012
    3
    It almost feels like a sin to give a Disney nature film, let alone on Chimpanzee's a 3 but it is ever so deserving. I'm sorry but this new edition into Disney nature films was just boring and the narration was annoying. Tim Allen was a terrible choice for this movie. For one i just kept thinking of Buzz Lightyear whenever he talked and two, omg was his script laughable at best. Did we need a full play by play of what "Oscar" is thinking or feeling whenever he eats or plays? No, not at all. I just wanted the scream at Tim Allen to tell him to shutup because never once do you get a chance to just enjoy the nature of the film. He just kept talking and talking and talking. It was beyond annoying. The other problem i had was the overall aspect of the film was extremely repetitive. The chimps eat at the nutgrove, then they play, then they get attacked by Scar and his "gang/army" then back to the nutgrove, then playing, then sleeping, oh then Scar attacks again. It was boring, annoying, and just awful all around. The only positive was the cinematography, even then some of the camera wwork was poor, it got shaky and VERY hard to follow what was happening if not for Tim Allens irritating narrating job. I have loved the Disney nature films, oceans being my favorite, but Chimpanzee just seems like overall a very weak effort by Disney. The 78 minute duration is quite on the short side as well. I didn't enjoy this in the slightest, but its too big of a sin to give it a 0 just because its Disney nature, so ill ive it a 3/10 Collapse
  2. Nov 4, 2012
    4
    The insipid narration very annoyingly and repeatedly tries to give the Chimpanzees human traits. Also, the footage, while breathtaking, seems to be manipulated to create melodrama and tell a story that may not have been filmed.
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Apr 25, 2012
    40
    By film's end, you'll wish they tossed Allen in the rainforest and left him for the leopards to snack on.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Apr 22, 2012
    63
    It's unfortunate that the filmmakers juxtapose those striking visuals with a warlike anthropomorphizing element.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Apr 20, 2012
    75
    The stunning and mostly uncompromising visuals more than compensate for the frequent corny turns of phrase.