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Summary From the Academy Award winning team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, a chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. What was learned about his true nature – and indeed our own – is comic, ...

Directed By: James Marsh

Written By: Elizabeth Hess

Project Nim
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 33 Critic Reviews
83
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 27 User Ratings
7.5
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Summary From the Academy Award winning team behind Man on Wire comes the story of Nim, a chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. What was learned about his true nature – and indeed our own – is comic, ...

Directed By: James Marsh

Written By: Elizabeth Hess

Where to Watch

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 33 Critic Reviews
83
94% Positive
31 Reviews
6% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 33 Critic Reviews
83
94% Positive
31 Reviews
6% Mixed
2 Reviews
0% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 27 User Ratings
7.5
81% Positive
22 Ratings
4% Mixed
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15% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 27 User Ratings
7.5
81% Positive
22 Ratings
4% Mixed
1 Rating
15% Negative
4 Ratings

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Production Company Red Box Films, Passion Pictures, BBC Film, UK Film Council
Release Date Jul 8, 2011
Duration 1 h 33 m
Rating PG-13
Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US
3 Nominations
Sundance Film Festival
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations
News & Documentary Emmy Awards
2 Nominations