“ ¨I thought wouldn't it be exciting to communicate with a chimp and find out what it was thinking.
“ Worst movie ever.
“ The documentary is really interesting on paper, but I really felt it dragged for some while and wasn't as entertaining as other recent documentaries.
“ This one tells a story that is as intriguing as a feature film.
“ The emotional brutality shown towards Nim, particularly by Columbia Professor Hubert Terrace, is breathtaking.
“ All the same, his eventful early life has provided filmmaker James Marsh with the material for a fine documentary, as intense and involving as a first-rate fiction film; this one plays like it might have been scripted by Arthur C.
“ Nim seemed to interact in so many subtle and fascinating ways during the process of his teaching, and he seemed to teach a great deal to all of the assistants who gave him their care.
“ An engaging and powerful film.
“Since Nim was both an experimental subject and, at least for a few years, a chimp célèbre in his own right, Marsh had plenty of video clips to choose from; only purists will object to a couple of Errol Morris–style reenactments, and the interviews with the participants, thirty-odd years later, are fascinating.
“ That film was very suspenseful and really hooked my attention.
“ Boring and depressing .
“ fascinating insightful .
“ Misguided as the scientists involved with Nim were, their ideas and goals are intriguing and as a documentary, 'Project Nim' might have played out better with their intentions in focus.
“ It's a story that is simultaneously fascinating and terribly sad.
“ Compelling documentary...
“ Man on Wire kept me interested in how Petit was able to achieve his goal, he was a very charismatic figure, and on the other hand Project Nim was kind of slow paced and didn't have any interesting characters rather than the Chimp himself.
“ James Marsh's 2008 Man On Wire: compelling documentary footage from the 1970s cut with here-they-are-now talking heads.
“ This movie was extremely compelling from the start, and very moving throughout.
“ The first stretch of the film is utterly fascinating though as the scientists wax poetic about communicating with animals and as we see Nim's progress.
“The very idea of a chimp being brought up in human society is a fascinating one.
“The story that unfolds, is very engaging and might leave you with strong feelings.
“James Marsh's 2010 Project Nim: compelling documentary footage from the 1970s cut with here-they-are-now talking heads.
“ He does adapt, but he is just too strong and unpredictable to be part of human society.
“This documentary is described on the poster as Great , Powerful and breathtaking .
“All in all I found it a fascinating cautionary tale.
“ This is a very good and engaging film.