George of the Jungle Reviews

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Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Live-action take on popular tale is family fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 18, 2008
Surprisingly pleasant.
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Leonard Klady
Variety
July 23, 2008
Not quite inspired lunacy, the film has a game, likable quality and strong sequel potential.

Film4
May 21, 2008
An uninspired, if mildly likeable, spin on the Tarzan legend from Disney.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 21, 2008
Amiable but toothless...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The story is incidental -- the villain wants to abduct the talking ape for financial gain -- and thankfully the animatronics and computer effects aren't allowed to overwhelm the proceedings.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
This is off-beat, goofy, entertaining summer fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
January 1, 2005
Silly fun, true to the spirit of the cartoon.
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
July 1, 2004
Better than it deserved to be.
| Original Score: 3/5
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
April 3, 2004
Stupid
| Original Score: 1/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
December 1, 2003
Better than I thought it'd be. Still not very good.
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
July 10, 2003
As dumb as George's I.Q. is low, and as funny as Fraser's career.
| Original Score: 0/5
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
The whole movie is pretty good at stopping and lampooning itself every time things are getting just too silly.
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
A very enjoyable goofball comedy in the Disney tradition of smart animals and dumb humans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Director Sam Weisman and screenwriters Dana Olsen and Audrey Wells have concocted a goony, good-natured yarn infused with the silly spirit of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
This movie ain't perfect, but it's very cool to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
A pleasant surprise, one of the most witty, entertaining family films to come out in some time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The only resemblances to the classic cartoon are that trees still get in George's way, Shep the elephant still thinks he is a doggie, the ape named Ape still talks, and his girlfriend's name is still Ursula.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
George George, George of the Jungle. Boom boom BOOM BOOM . . . Oh, please shut up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 30, 2001
Totally silly & tree-smashing, but still with hip clever jokes & some jokes that felt familiar even though I have never seen the cartoon.
| Original Score: 4.2
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