Curious George (2006)

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Critic Consensus: Curious George is a bright, sweet, faithful adaptation of the beloved children's books.

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The naughty little monkey from Margret Rey and H.A. Rey's beloved children's stories makes the leap to the big screen in this animated adaptation. Ted (voice of Will Ferrell) is an explorer with a large yellow hat who is good friends with Bloomsberry (voice of Dick Van Dyke), who runs a natural history museum. Bloomsberry's greedy son, Bloomsberry Junior (voice of David Cross), wants to tear down his dad's museum and put a parking ramp in its place, but the elder Bloomsberry is convinced that a spectacular new exhibit could save the museum from the wrecking ball. Ted heads to Africa on an expedition to find some special artifacts that will keep his friend in business, but while he's there he befriends a playful monkey he calls George (voice of Frank Welker). While George is friendly, he has a taste for mischief and seems to always get Ted in hot water; Ted thinks he's seen the last of his simian friend when his ship heads back to America, until he discovers that George managed to hide aboard the boat before it set sail. Ted's search for a eye-catching exhibit proved to be a failure, and Ted and his good friend Maggie (voice of Drew Barrymore), a schoolteacher who's sweet on him, struggle to find of a way to save Bloomsberry's museum. But time becomes precious for Ted when George has an entire new city to explore. Curious George features a handful of original songs composed for the film by surfer-turned-singer/songwriter Jack Johnson.
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G
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Animation , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Critic Reviews for Curious George

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (34)

Director Matthew O'Callaghan and screenwriter Ken Kaufman haven't tried to create a film that's hip, just one that's funny and sweet, and in that sense they've succeeded.

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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Gentle enough to satisfy the wee ones but has little to offer their adult companions...

Full Review… | June 3, 2008
Globe and Mail
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The welcome absence of strained cleverness qualifies as one of its biggest virtues.

Full Review… | February 2, 2007
AV Club
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George is just so darn cute with his big eyes and bright smile and perpetually sunny disposition, he's pretty much impossible to resist.

December 29, 2006
Associated Press
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It's good old-fashioned family entertainment.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Curious George is probably the purest family movie in years.

Full Review… | February 17, 2006
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Audience Reviews for Curious George

its not really good but its safe for kids so theres not really anything bad in it

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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½

Better than I would've thought, even though I always liked reading the Curious George books growing up.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

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Jeepers. Flixster rates this as 3 1/2 stars. I found it a horribly childish waste of 90 minutes. Nowhere near the quality of other animated flicks I have seen like Ice Age or Shrek, etc.

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