Parents' Guide to

George of the Jungle

By Kelly Kessler, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Live-action take on popular tale is family fun.

Movie PG 1997 91 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 4+
age 6+

More of a dud, but Fraser and the narration save it

This only works because Fraser is so charming and because the film knows what it is and the narrator reminds us of that repeatedly. It is the film's only saving graces. They took the best parts of the comic and tried to include them in this film and it was an admirable job. I think I would have liked to see Tom Slick and Super Chicken make a cameo though...just saying.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12):
Kids say (8):

This is a charming and entertaining film. With a buff Frasier, a gaggle of frolicking and high-fiving monkeys, nasty society folks, and various silly/charming jungle animals, the film provides good, clean silliness. Lovers of the cartoon may not find their sensibilities offended, either, as the film stays relatively true to its feel.

The movie includes charming performances by Mann (Big Daddy), Church (Wings, Sideways), Holland Taylor (It's a Living, The L-Word) as Ursula's nasty mother, and Richard Roundtree (Shaft) as the jungle guide.

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