Monkey Business | Full Movie

Monkey Business
  • NR
  • 1h 37m
  • 1952
Fresh88%
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Sober, retiring, slightly absent-minded research chemist stumbles on reversion-to-youth chemical formula and the laughs begin.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Reviews
New Yorker
Richard Brody
Fresh

A summit of comic invention.

June 25, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Rotten

Attempt to draw out a thin, familiar slapstick idea isn't carried off.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther
Rotten

As soon as this gag is established and provokes the obvious guffaws, the subsequent changes rung u...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Fresh

he timing of the gags can put most Hollywood comedies, never mind TV sitcoms, to shame.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Screwball classic is still funny but shows its age.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's very little of concern here. A married couple exchanges a few brief kisses, and the only other kiss is on the cheek. There's some roughhouse play and a couple of slaps on the face. The premise involves a chemist researching a formula, which he tests on himself and on chimpanzees. The chimpanzees are seen in cages and out of them performing human-like tasks as well as causing trouble the way a misbehaving child would, for comic effect. Some children are shown playing Cowboys and Indians with dated depictions of Native American culture now widely regarded as offensive, and Barnaby appears in a few scenes wearing what's supposed to be war paint.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:September 5, 1952
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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