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-
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
There is not a banana's worth of plot in the Dana Olsen and Audrey Wells script to offer narrative nourishment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The comedy in George of the Jungle is not sophisticated, but it is frequently audacious and irreverent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Part screwball romance, part special-effects adventure.
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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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
What really makes this work is Fraser, who plays it to the hilt.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
A few hip smarts get displayed here and there in this de facto, broadly comic Tarzan picture, which only reinforces the flailing feel that pervades a 92-minute running time.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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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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Entertainment Weekly
July 16, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: B-