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7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 5 out of 22

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  1. Jun 19, 2013
    2
    Absolutely heart-wrenching to see how humans can take a baby away from a wailing mother, traquilize gun her after they took away 6 other babies away also..for the sake of research to "train" him to be like a human?! Frickin scientists..there should be laws against this, and they should be charged with animal abuse. ..And how would they like to be thrown in cages to be tasered andAbsolutely heart-wrenching to see how humans can take a baby away from a wailing mother, traquilize gun her after they took away 6 other babies away also..for the sake of research to "train" him to be like a human?! Frickin scientists..there should be laws against this, and they should be charged with animal abuse. ..And how would they like to be thrown in cages to be tasered and experimented on? There should also be a ban against chimps used to act film as well. What gives us the right to take them away from their freedom and family in the wild? Imagine these actions were done to humans by another life form, taken away from their family and life, and made to be like the other life form? ..Something to think about... Expand
  2. Jan 9, 2013
    1
    After watching Project Nim I felt the real study was on human nature and not the nature of the tormented chimps. The only factual interest that gave me a different opinion of chimps throughout this whole film was when the female asked Nim to share and he did. Other than that I felt that this callous human dominated realm was repulsive and with no self reflection or compassion.(cept oneAfter watching Project Nim I felt the real study was on human nature and not the nature of the tormented chimps. The only factual interest that gave me a different opinion of chimps throughout this whole film was when the female asked Nim to share and he did. Other than that I felt that this callous human dominated realm was repulsive and with no self reflection or compassion.(cept one man in the film) I think it shows the ugly side of man and being a person with active Hep C, I feel that I no longer want the treatment as apes should not be the slaves to our greedy selfish lives. If we want to torment and cause sufferage to life then it should only be towards our own mankind (which in fact are animals just the same ) I appreciated the honesty in the film but never felt that the humans learned anything. As long as humans feel superior and look at themselves above all other life on the planet earth I feel that no succesful progress can infiltrate this collapsing ecosystem that we face in the near future. As a rule I think knowlege should preach " What's good for all is good for one". I feel that all who were invovled in this process and how this movie profitted is a universal sin on a level far greater than human experience can be justified. This film represents the bile that human existence represents. Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2012
    3
    Nah. I only feel compelled to write a review just to balance out the score. I didnt learn anything. There is a story but its certainly not gripping. Its a back page column stretched to a movie and it shows.
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Sep 16, 2011
    100
    Extraordinarily engaging but surprisingly sobering.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Aug 12, 2011
    88
    There's so much higher intelligence in Project Nim that simply digesting it feels like evolutionary progress.
  3. Reviewed by: Dan Jolin
    Aug 8, 2011
    80
    Gripping, heart-wrenching, powerful and a sad indictment of scientific practice, which shows that 'human' and 'humane' are all-too-often mutually exclusive.