George of the Jungle
George of the Jungle (1997)

A zany blend of slapstick and movie parody, this charming Disney adaptation of Jay Ward's witty, irreverent late-'60s cartoon series follows jungle-man George, his mentor Ape and loyal elephant Shep on a trip to San Francisco to be… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 2, 1997
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56%
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41%



Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: George of the Jungle is faithful to its source material -- which, unfortunately, makes it a less-than-compelling feature film.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Surprisingly pleasant.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

A pleasant surprise, one of the most witty, entertaining family films to come out in some time.

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Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media

Live-action take on popular tale is family fun.

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Leonard Klady
Variety

Not quite inspired lunacy, the film has a game, likable quality and strong sequel potential.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

George George, George of the Jungle. Boom boom BOOM BOOM . . . Oh, please shut up.

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Film4

An uninspired, if mildly likeable, spin on the Tarzan legend from Disney.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

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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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

There is not a banana's worth of plot in the Dana Olsen and Audrey Wells script to offer narrative nourishment.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Amiable but toothless...

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
It may be a dumb concept, but as it pokes fu at itself, making reference to comedy cliches, "George of the Jungle" ends up a great film to watch.… More
Bethany Murphy
A childhood favourite and a classic!
Alex roy
George of the Jungle is decent little live action comedy from Disney. The film is definitely silly, but it manages to bring on good laughs. Brendan Fraser gives… More
Bentley Lyles
Now that I got my review of "Dudley Do-Right" out of the way, time to look at the best Brendan Fraser adaption of a Jay Ward cartoon. Ladies and… More
Jim Careter
Pure crap. Its not funny, interesting, or good, its just stupidity and them thinking its going to be a straight A comedy, and its one of the worst Disney films… More
Conner Rainwater
Probably one of the more kooky live action Disney movies. It feels like a cartoon a lot, but in a good way. Brenden Fraser revisits his performance in Encino… More

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