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Review: 'Monkey Kingdom'

Review: 'Monkey Kingdom'

Compile all the sufferings and adversities heaped upon all the vulnerable protagonists in the complete works of Charles Dickens, from "Little Dorrit" to "Oliver Twist," and you'd still fall short of the 81 minutes of hardship endured by Maya, the simian heroine of Disneynature's new nature documentary "Monkey Kingdom." I write this as someone who finds all of nature ruthlessly manipulative — a cheap excuse to make us cry, basically, though a lot of it's amazing and photogenic and the key to the planet's survival. We're all endangered species in the end. This is why Disney's nature doc subsidiary label puts out a new...