Jumanji (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

Jumanji (1995)



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Movie Info

The computer-animated creatures brought to life by a board game are fabulous, but on the way from the fanciful childrenŐs book to the screen, the story has become more terrifying for youngsters than exhilarating.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jonathan Hensleigh, Chris Van Allsburg, Jim Strain, Greg Taylor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 25, 2000
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Robin Williams
as Alan Parrish
Bonnie Hunt
as Sarah Whittle
Kirsten Dunst
as Judy Shepherd
Bradley Pierce
as Peter Shepherd
Jonathan Hyde
as Van Pelt/Sam Parrish
David Alan Grier
as Carl Bentley
Patricia Clarkson
as Carol Parrish
Adam Hann-Byrd
as Young Alan
Laura Bell Bundy
as Young Sarah
James Handy
as Exterminator
Gillian Barber
as Mrs. Thomas
Brandon Obray
as Benjamin
Gary Joseph Thorup
as Billy Jessup
Malcolm Stewart
as Jim Shepherd
Annabel Kershaw
as Martha Shepherd
Darryl Henriques
as Gun Salesman
Robin Driscoll
as Paramedic
Peter Bryant
as Paramedic
June Lion
as Baker
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News & Interviews for Jumanji

Critic Reviews for Jumanji

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (13)

A calculated but very entertaining special effects extravaganza.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

A gloomy special-effects extravaganza filled with grotesque images, generating fear and despair.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

The humans are wooden, the computer-animals have that floating, jerky gait of animated fauna.

Full Review… | August 19, 2015
Sydney Morning Herald

Some thrills, but may be too much for little ones.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Common Sense Media

Like the rest of Johnston's oeuvre, Jumanji puts vivid characters through paces that will quicken any child's pulse.

November 23, 2005
Groucho Reviews

Audience Reviews for Jumanji


Not only the special effects and make-up are atrocious but this excruciating movie also wants us to care about a silly game that has nothing compelling or adventurous about it and whose rules seem ridiculously arbitrary - and it all ends in an awfully sentimental conclusion.

Carlos Magalhăes

Super Reviewer

Probably the one movie every kid in the 90's had or wanted to see.

paul o.
paul oh

Super Reviewer


"Jumanji has always been one of those films that are just a lot of mindless fun to watch. I have watched this movie more times then I would like to admit. But it is one of my favorites from my childhood. But I still love it as much as an adult then I did as a kid. Robin Williams will always be a huge favorite of mine. Bonnie Hunt is funny and I miss her in movies. The movie is great for all ages to enjoy. So if you get a chance, see it with your kids, or see it by yourself. Either way you can't come from this movie not liking it. I'll probably see it at least a dozen more times before the year is over with lol."


Super Reviewer

Jumanji Quotes

Sarah Whittle: Well, a little rain never hurt anybody.
Alan Parrish: Yeah, but a lot can kill you.
– Submitted by The Vinh H (23 months ago)
Alan Parrish: Jumanji. A game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind. You roll the dice to move your token. Doubles gets another turn. And the first player to reach the end wins.
– Submitted by Victoria R (2 years ago)
Alan Parrish: In the jungle you must wait...until the dice read five or eight.
– Submitted by Victoria R (2 years ago)
Gun Salesman: You're not a postal worker are you?
– Submitted by Kenneth V (2 years ago)

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