Mighty Joe Young
Mighty Joe Young (1998)

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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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 23, 1999
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
52%
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User Score
40%



Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beguiling effects transcend a predictable plot.

Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media

Thrilling family fun.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

An old-fashioned adventure film that ranks with the best of the genre.

David Luty
Film Journal International

So slavishly formulaic, so deprived of an any inspiration of any kind, that it very well could have been written by a monkey.

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Sean Axmaker
Seattle Weekly

... a frustrating cartoon of a movie...

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Michael Clawson
West Valley View

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!

Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

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.

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Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com

Entertaining enough.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A family film about the heroics of a gorilla trying to stay alive in the face of human greed and violence.

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Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Never get into a movie where you play opposite an animal, right? They should have listened.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
It is all very Hollywood, but a watchable film none-the-less. A remake of the old black and white classic and a landmark of how far film effects have come… More
Wahida K
What a beautiful Story based upon real events.
Phil Hubbs
Remake of the classic original which had classic Harryhausen effects, this newer model actually does justice to the first film whilst giving us a much more… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
i dont have sympathy for stupid gorrilas. nice try though.
KJ Proulx
A very good movie! Bill Paxton held this together more than it already was!
Luke Baldock
A more family friendly version of King Kong with all the usual Disney criteria. Joe looks brilliant throughout the entire film whether he be man in suit,… More

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