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Mighty Joe Young Reviews

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Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Thrilling family fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Weekly
April 30, 2007
... a frustrating cartoon of a movie...
Staci Layne Wilson
January 2, 2005
Entertaining enough.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 19, 2003
An old-fashioned adventure film that ranks with the best of the genre.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Michael Clawson
West Valley View
August 1, 2002
King Kong has never looked so ... drowsy. Sleepy, boring tale of kind-hearted gorilla gets old real quick, but with Charlize Theron though, Disney proves men can have dirty thoughts while their children are entertained. Hooray Charlize!
| Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
A family film about the heroics of a gorilla trying to stay alive in the face of human greed and violence.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
King Kong light. Insipid Joe Young. Just because this film is rated PG doesn't mean it has to be written on the level of an orangutan.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Luty
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
So slavishly formulaic, so deprived of an any inspiration of any kind, that it very well could have been written by a monkey.
January 1, 2000
No muy buena, pero ofrece un buen rato de entretenimiento familiar
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
Never get into a movie where you play opposite an animal, right? They should have listened.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
Middlin' monkey business with Charlize Theron.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
The filmmakers forgot about the adults who pay to bring the target audience to the multiplex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
Although you could certainly do much worse, there is only one really distinctive quality about the film, and that is Charlize Theron's charismatic performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
likely to please fans of the 1949 film as well as delight younger viewers who've never heard of the simian hero before.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
October 18, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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