Project Nim


Genres: Documentary

Review: Project Nim

What our critics thought of Project Nim

Christy Lemire
Ends on a vaguely uplifting note, but not before shaking you up and making you ponder what humanity is really all about.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Very strong and takes more than a few pages out of the Errol Morris playbook.

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What our critics are saying online

Can a chimpanzee learn to speak by using sign language? Yes. But in what sense does it know what it is saying? "Project Nim," a fascinating documentary, follows the life of a chimp named Nim Chimpsky as it's raised like a human baby and then shuttled from one set of "parents" and "homes" to another. The chimp emerges from this experience as a more admirable creature than many of its humans. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times - 07/06/2011