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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The film has a little too much of the "new adventures" feel, but it's still fun. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    George is cute, and the simple story has its entertaining moments. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    What I most appreciated about the film directed by Matthew O'Callaghan is that it doesn't go for amped-up effects. No bells, whistles, or nudge-nudge, wink-winks to the adults in the audience. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Curious George has long been a bedtime staple, but this animated film version may be the first time his story puts parents to sleep. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Margret and H.A. Rey's mischievous monkey makes his long-threatened leap to the big screen in Curious George, with much of the books' charm respectfully intact. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Songwriter Jack Johnson's collection of laid-back, sunshine pop tunes unobtrusively support the sweet and surprisingly touching story line, rather than the other way around. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Is this movie for the whole family to attend? No, it is a movie for small children and their parents or adult guardians, who will take them because they love them very much. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    A mild off-season cinematic bid for the young and the restless. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Curious George skews very young, but parents should be warned that it arrives not only with the worst ad slogan in recent memory ("Show me the monkey"), but a full line of plush toys and related tie-in merchandise. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Genuine, artful simplicity may be an impossible quality in a modern children's movie, so Curious George opts instead for mayhem under a blanket of sweetness. The little ones understand. show more

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