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Curious George Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
February 10, 2006
George is mild, toothless and amusing only for the smallest children.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
February 15, 2006
It's tragic when the stilted dialogue, silly physical humor and meaningless plot lines come crashing down over this peace and calm fit for a Sunday morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
February 10, 2006
Fans curious about George should explore the inquisitive simian's literary exploits rather than this big-screen banana.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 9, 2006
If these virtues sound passive, it's because the movie is passive, not to mention overplotted and misfocused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 16, 2006
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.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 9, 2006
But why on earth is a movie for very small children aiming its lessons at parents?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
February 9, 2006
It's pretty elementary.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
February 11, 2006
The makers of Curious George have so little respect for the original book that they thought they should spice things up with a robot dog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
February 9, 2006
Kaufman tosses in thudding references to cell phones and lattes, falling into modernization traps that the makers of the very respectable Winnie the Pooh films managed to avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 10, 2006
Despite 16 years in development and drafts by many prominent Hollywood screenwriters, the finished product (credited to O'Callaghan and Mike Webb) feels undeveloped, like a 10-minute TV cartoon stretched to barely feature length.
| Original Score: 2/4
February 10, 2006
It has a cute story and catchy songs and they know who really needs to like this movie (hint, it's not the grownups).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 10, 2006
The skillful 2D-CGI animation hybrid starts out charmingly enough, with cute sight gags and general monkeying around, but...even kids may lose interest in the labored story.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
February 17, 2006
Five year olds should enjoy the film, but grownups will be bored out of their skulls
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Brian Lowry
Variety
February 6, 2006
Rudimentary on every level, this long-gestating Universal pic based on the children's character is pitched toward the youngest of kids -- roughly ages zygote to 4 -- with direct-to-video quality animation, plotting and backgrounds.
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
February 16, 2006
Curious George is unbearable animated torture: monotonous, hackneyed and lethally cute
Full Review| Original Score: 0.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 10, 2006
It seems, well, curious that former child star Ron Howard --the beloved 'Opie' himself -- should have carved out a profitable side career as a despoiler of classic children's picture books.
| Original Score: 2/4
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 21, 2006
Small children might enjoy the title character's slapstick antics, but there's not much here to satisfy adults seeking a dose of nostalgia.
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Paul Arendt
BBC.com
May 30, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
June 4, 2008
Gentle enough to satisfy the wee ones but has little to offer their adult companions...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

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