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Curious George (2006)

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69

Average Rating: 6.1/10
Reviews Counted: 102
Fresh: 70 | Rotten: 32

Curious George is a bright, sweet, faithful adaptation of the beloved children's books.

72

Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 32
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 9

Curious George is a bright, sweet, faithful adaptation of the beloved children's books.

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70

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 256,622

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The naughty little monkey from Margret Rey and H.A. Rey's beloved children's stories makes the leap to the big screen in this animated adaptation. Ted (voice of Will Ferrell) is an explorer with a large yellow hat who is good friends with Bloomsberry (voice of Dick Van Dyke), who runs a natural history museum. Bloomsberry's greedy son, Bloomsberry Junior (voice of David Cross), wants to tear down his dad's museum and put a parking ramp in its place, but the elder Bloomsberry is convinced that a

Sep 26, 2006

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All Critics (104) | Top Critics (32) | Fresh (70) | Rotten (32) | DVD (15)

Director Matthew O'Callaghan and screenwriter Ken Kaufman haven't tried to create a film that's hip, just one that's funny and sweet, and in that sense they've succeeded.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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Gentle enough to satisfy the wee ones but has little to offer their adult companions...

June 4, 2008 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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George is just so darn cute with his big eyes and bright smile and perpetually sunny disposition, he's pretty much impossible to resist.

December 29, 2006 Full Review Source: Associated Press
Associated Press
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It's good old-fashioned family entertainment.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Curious George is probably the purest family movie in years.

February 18, 2006 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The artwork, I liked it, is faithful to the original, but to tell people my age, or someone 25, that they should see nine or ten bucks to see this movie I can't do it.

February 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper | Comment (1)
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Sure, it's a film for the toddlers, but that doesn't mean the adults can't find something good from it.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
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This harmless but charmless caper will have everybody except the most undemanding tot fidgeting.

September 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

George's character has been intensely cutesified here, with little of the subversive edge which remains the secret of his lasting appeal.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The welcome absence of strained cleverness qualifies as one of its biggest virtues.

February 2, 2007 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

It's a gentle, unhurried, largely hand-drawn children's cartoon with a nice simple storyline and no nods and winks to the grown-ups.

January 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

A decent distraction for the young ones, it also seems content to be merely that.

October 13, 2006 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies
Window to the Movies

A great kids' film, and a vehicle for a beloved character that will hopefully send parents scurrying to the bookstore for the genuine article.

September 11, 2006
Christianity Today

It's harmless, colourful fun, but even the very young are used to better.

August 18, 2006 Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

Inocente como seu público-alvo (as crianças menores), é um filme cuja base reside no carinho entre seus dois personagens principais. E, embora isto não gere uma narrativa exatamente intensa, conquista pelo calor de seus sentimentos.

July 23, 2006
Cinema em Cena

The whole thing might be a bit more bearable were it not for the tooth-rotting sweetness of Jack Johnson's songs, which are all about learning by doing, and how important it is to have friends, and other such guff.

May 30, 2006 Full Review Source: BBC

Based on the classic series of children's books by Margret and HA Rey, this gently comical animated movie perfectly catches the tone of the adventure tales. It's a charming little film that shouldn't be left to children.

May 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

A shock for those expecting grown-up laughs, Curious George is that rarest of breeds: a kids' film through and through.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Enjoyable, brightly coloured and sharply written animation that will delight its target audience while leaving accompanying adults pleasantly surprised.

May 25, 2006 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

Director Matthew O'Callaghan supplies a bright, cheerful look that will please small kids, but parents hardly need rush them to the theater; the video will do just as well.

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

It is a sweet, simple movie with a sweet, simple message: that children see the world differently and have much to teach the people who love them.

March 4, 2006 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Cute but never cloying, uncomplicated but not simple-minded, 'Curious George' is as light, energetic and satisfying as a flip through one of the storybooks that bear his name.

February 22, 2006 Full Review Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Audience Reviews for Curious George

its not really good but its safe for kids so theres not really anything bad in it
January 5, 2011
michael e.
Michael Edwards

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Better than I would've thought, even though I always liked reading the Curious George books growing up.
October 15, 2009
stormyweather980

Super Reviewer

Jeepers. Flixster rates this as 3 1/2 stars. I found it a horribly childish waste of 90 minutes. Nowhere near the quality of other animated flicks I have seen like Ice Age or Shrek, etc.
August 6, 2008
Redlats

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fantastic if you like george. i watched it with my son and we had fun
January 30, 2008
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danny d

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