George of the Jungle
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Jay Ward's fondly-remembered cartoon series about a klutzy king of the jungle gets the big-screen, live-action treatment in this comedy from Walt Disney Pictures. A young boy named George becomes lost in the jungles of the African nation of Bukuvu following a plane crash, where he's rescued and raised to manhood by an articulate ape called Ape (voice of John Cleese). George grows to become a strapping adult (played by Brendan Fraser) who is cheerful and good-hearted but not terribly bright, not to mention his nasty habit of running into trees while swinging on vines from one part of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Surprisingly pleasant."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"A pleasant surprise, one of the most witty, entertaining family films to come out in some time."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Live-action take on popular tale is family fun."
‑ Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media
"This is off-beat, goofy, entertaining summer fun."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Stupid"
‑ Willie Waffle, WaffleMovies.com
"Not quite inspired lunacy, the film has a game, likable quality and strong sequel potential."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"George George, George of the Jungle. Boom boom BOOM BOOM . . . Oh, please shut up."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"An uninspired, if mildly likeable, spin on the Tarzan legend from Disney."
‑ , Film4
"Silly fun, true to the spirit of the cartoon."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"Better than I thought it'd be. Still not very good."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"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."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"There is not a banana's worth of plot in the Dana Olsen and Audrey Wells script to offer narrative nourishment."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Amiable but toothless..."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Better than it deserved to be."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com
"As dumb as George's I.Q. is low, and as funny as Fraser's career."
‑ Greg Muskewitz, eFilmCritic.com
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