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Dunston Checks In (1996)


Hotel manager Robert Grant is forced by his boss to postpone his family vacation when a hotel critic checks in. Trouble is, the critic is really a villainous jewel thief with an orangutan assistant named Dunston. When Dunston gets loose and tries to escape a life of crime -- aided by Robert's sons -- havoc, hijinks and lots of laughs abound!

Dunston Checks In (1996)

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Released Year: 1996
Runtime: 88 minutes
Directors: Ken Kwapis

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Hotel manager Robert Grant is forced by his boss to postpone his family vacation when a hotel critic checks in. Trouble is, the critic is really a villainous jewel thief with an orangutan assistant named Dunston. When Dunston gets loose and tries to escape a life of crime -- aided by Robert's sons -- havoc, hijinks and lots of laughs abound!

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Reviews


90
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Thomas
Dunston Checks In is a delightful and funny family film of exceptional high style.
80
Variety - Leonard Klady
Director Ken Kwapis displays a deft touch, balancing realistic elements and outsize characterizations. Pic’s unflagging pace and the unexpectedly witty script by John Hopkins and Bruce Graham complement the simplicity of this comedy construct.
75
San Francisco Chronicle - Mick LaSalle
Dunston Checks In is a fast- moving, well-done farce that both kids and adults will enjoy.
75
Washington Post - Rita Kempley
A cheerful romp through a fussy New York hotel.
63
Baltimore Sun - Stephen Hunter
Dunston Checks In checks in somewhere between cute and zany. It's never really funny, but director Ken Kwapis has a low flair for slapstick that occasionally ignites a spark or two.

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