The Ghost and the Darkness

The Ghost and the Darkness

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Adventure-thriller starring Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer and the unforgiving African wilderness. Written by William Goldman. More

Sir Robert Beaumont (Tom Wilkinson) is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson (Kilmer) to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's foreman, seemingly killed by a lion. After several more attacks, Patterson calls in famed hunter Charles Remington (Douglas), who has finally met his match in the bloodthirsty lions.

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1996Rating: M109 minsUSA
AdventureThriller

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The Ghost and the Darkness | Awards

Award Winner
Best Sound Effects Editing, Academy Awards 1997.

The Ghost and the Darkness | Reviews

51%51 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

It lacks even the usual charm of being so bad it's funny. It's just bad.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

You will jump out of your seat then wince at every kill, but you won't leave the cinema thinking you've seen a classic.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Can't transcend a too-familiar script.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

When the movie sticks to fact, the result is a hypnotic spectacle.

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The Ghost and the Darkness | Release Details

The Ghost and the Darkness is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.