Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. 38
    If there's anything worse than a movie hammered together out of pieces of bad screenplays, it's a movie made from the scraps of good ones.
  2. In this bizarre tale of man among the apes and a psychiatrist among madmen -- an over-emotional hybrid of "Gorillas in the Mist" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" -- style buries substance.
  3. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    30
    The audience will respond better to ENTERTAINMENT than a club to the head.
  4. It's a tale of two missused Academy Award winners trying to justify their participation in a moribund, noisome redux of any disposable prison movie you care to remember by lobbing Oscar clips at each other.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff(Not credited)
    25
    Never mind that the film's portrayal of the mentally ill is on a par with "There's Something About Mary" -- the clumsy moral that we were all better off as hunters and gatherers couldn't be sillier.
  6. 20
    In search of inspiration and the human spirit triumphant, they managed to cook up a pot of sanctimonious, reductive claptrap (which the credits confess was only "inspired" by Quinn's book) that's not in the least instructive or entertaining.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    4
    Come on now... as much as they might try to disguise it, this is just a vehicle to make Anthony Hopkins play another Hannibal Lecter-esque character. Not bad but I'll bet there's no more than a handful of folks in the world who's seen it more than once. Full Review »