Every word of this story is true, stamped on my memory for ever.The prologue continues as voice-over.
I see once more every detail of our terrible journey through the land of the Kukuanas. And -that you may better believe me, here is the chart- made by a hand long dead -
The New York Times concludes, "...the credit for the good things—and there are many of them—in this film should go to the cameramen, the beaters, and countless unnamed African natives and animals." Weird Wild Realm says, "Good special effects for the day & pleasing black & white cinematography, this was the first truly significant filming of any work of Haggard's classic". Wikipedia notes, "... this film offering is considered to be the most faithful to the book".
Rotten Tomatoes has a critics rating of 100%.