George of the Jungle - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

George of the Jungle Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Live-action take on popular tale is family fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 18, 2008
Surprisingly pleasant.
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Leonard Klady
July 23, 2008
Not quite inspired lunacy, the film has a game, likable quality and strong sequel potential.
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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
January 1, 2005
Silly fun, true to the spirit of the cartoon.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
September 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin A. Ranson
July 1, 2004
Better than it deserved to be.
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 30, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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.
Full Review| Original Score: 4.2
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
George of the Jungle may be unsophisticated, but it is enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
An amiable, highly ingratiating piece of lowbrow entertainment, and the audience of mainly young children and parents I saw it with on Saturday night clearly had a ball. So did I.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie would meander along, not going anywhere, and then -- pow! -- there'd be an enormous laugh. More meandering, and then pow! again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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