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Dunston Checks In Reviews

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Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale
February 19, 2013
Dunston does not, in fact, check in.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Leonard Klady
March 26, 2009
It's a first-class, stylish farce with a brisk pace and cool wit.
Steve Crum
May 22, 2008
Dumb chimp-gorilla-orangutan genre laughs, and forgettable.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
January 26, 2006
An unruly orangutan plus an opulent hotel setting equals a natural disaster, or in this case a kids' movie.
Staci Layne Wilson
December 31, 2004
I'm checking out.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 1, 2002
Depends on your orangutan tolerance.
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
July 26, 2002
Monkeys: they make any movie funnier just by being included.
Full Review | Original Score: 35/100
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 28, 2002
Its value is ultimately just as a way to keep your children quiet and pliant for ninety minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Dunston Checks In -- Wish I hadn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
There isn't much of a story. The minimal plot exists exclusively to get the orangutan Dunston (played by "Sam") into as many odd, potentially-comic circumstances as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 12, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
November 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 14, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
June 10, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
January 12, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Barry Walters
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
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