Dunston Checks In
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A nervous hotel manager has all sorts of monkey business to deal with (actually orangutan business, but you get the idea) in this comedy for the family. Robert Grant (Jason Alexander) is the manager of The Majestic Hotel, a large and highly luxurious five-star facility. Grant is harried, overworked, and wants to take his two sons, Kyle (Eric Lloyd) and Brian (Graham Sack), on a well-deserved vacation, but when the owner of the Majestic, Mrs. Dubrow (Faye Dunnaway), hears that the hotel is being considered for the newly-minted and very prestigious six-star rating by the Le Monde Guide, it falls… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a first-class, stylish farce with a brisk pace and cool wit."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"Dunston does not, in fact, check in."
‑ Chase Whale, Gordon and the Whale
"Depends on your orangutan tolerance."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Dunston Checks In -- Wish I hadn't."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"An unruly orangutan plus an opulent hotel setting equals a natural disaster, or in this case a kids' movie."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Dumb chimp-gorilla-orangutan genre laughs, and forgettable."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Monkeys: they make any movie funnier just by being included."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"There isn't much of a story. The minimal plot exists exclusively to get the orangutan Dunston (played by "Sam") into as many odd, potentially-comic circumstances as possible."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"I'm checking out."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"Its value is ultimately just as a way to keep your children quiet and pliant for ninety minutes."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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