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The Jungle Book Reviews

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Disney's grandniece recently cast aspersions on the picture, but I don't share her pessimism.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3/4

March 10, 2014
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

[Blu-ray Review] Looking and sounding like a million bucks (or more) and full of exhaustive bonus content new and vintage, the Blu-ray release of "The Jungle Book" is a must-own for anyone who loves animation, the Walt Disney studio, or film in general.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 3/4

February 24, 2014
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve

Every one of the bunch is memorable, and each plays gracefully into the action of the film.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 14, 2014
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Disney had perhaps the clearest vision of any creative talent in Hollywood, and 'The Jungle Book' is the last project with which he was personally involved. Though he died before it hit theaters, he would have been proud of the final cut.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

February 8, 2014
Michael Scheinfeld
Common Sense Media

Jaunty animation meets jazzy songs in Disney classic.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

January 2, 2011
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

By far the most contemporary in expression and attitude of any Disney animated feature to that time.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 6/10

November 16, 2009
Variety Staff
Variety
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The standout song goes to Harris, a rhythmic 'Bare Necessities' extolling the value of a simple life and credited to Terry Gilkyson.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 3, 2009

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A witty animated feature from Disney based on the famous Rudyard Kipling stories.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 10, 2008
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

It's a slight tale, of course, and incredibly short, but the characters and songs are pretty much perfect viewing time and again.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

March 10, 2008
Neil Smith
Film4

Ridiculously entertaining.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 5/5

March 10, 2008
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

With an ensemble cast of memorable characters, catchy tunes and lots of zaniness, it's hard not to love the Kipling adaptation.

Full Review Source: Movie Views

October 8, 2007
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

The literally last-minute stab at domestic foreplay is simply unbelievable, but Baloo's lip-licking post-mortem ("I still think he'd a made one swell bear") is what sticks.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 3, 2007
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Reflects a conservative, imperialist, 'don't mix the races/species' worldview. Yet it's also about friendship and truthfulness, and it's just plain fun.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 80/100

October 3, 2007
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The roughness around the edges of The Jungle Book are part of what makes it such a classic.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 4/5

October 2, 2007
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the characters, music, and animation more than make up for any shortcomings, and the result is pleasant entertainment for everyone.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

September 27, 2007
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com

Whatever it lacks in heroic reach it more than makes up for in sociable personality and devastatingly expressive animation from the Disney masters, making it an underground classic that's impressively stood the test of time.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: A-

September 18, 2007

Time Out
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It's also got great knockabout visual gags, mercifully little cutey-poo sentiment, and reasonable songs.

Full Review Source: Time Out

September 30, 2006
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Fun characters, irresistible songs -- a Disney classic.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

June 23, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

| Original Score: 5/5

March 24, 2005
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