Mighty Joe Young
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After being discovered in the African outback, a twenty foot ape and his young woman companion escape to Los Angeles where the become an instant sensation.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Thrilling family fun."
‑ Ellen MacKay, Common Sense Media
"An old-fashioned adventure film that ranks with the best of the genre."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"So slavishly formulaic, so deprived of an any inspiration of any kind, that it very well could have been written by a monkey."
‑ David Luty, Film Journal International
"likely to please fans of the 1949 film as well as delight younger viewers who've never heard of the simian hero before."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"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."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
"... a frustrating cartoon of a movie..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Weekly
"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!"
‑ Michael Clawson, West Valley View
"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."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"Middlin' monkey business with Charlize Theron."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"No muy buena, pero ofrece un buen rato de entretenimiento familiar"
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"Entertaining enough."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"A family film about the heroics of a gorilla trying to stay alive in the face of human greed and violence."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Never get into a movie where you play opposite an animal, right? They should have listened."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"The filmmakers forgot about the adults who pay to bring the target audience to the multiplex."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
More reviews for Mighty Joe Young on Rotten Tomatoes

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