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.
as Alan Parrish
as Sarah Whittle
as Judy Shepherd
as Peter Shepherd
as Van Pelt/Sam Parrish
as Carl Bentley
as Carol Parrish
as Young Alan
as Young Sarah
as Mrs. Thomas
as Billy Jessup
as Jim Shepherd
as Martha Shepherd
as Gun Salesman
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Critic Reviews for Jumanji
Like the rest of Johnston's oeuvre, Jumanji puts vivid characters through paces that will quicken any child's pulse.
This smart, scary film, is still a favorite to dust off and take from the "vhs" bin
Great special effects and exciting adventure stuff. A bit of a slow buildup and unnecessarily dead parents.
Unsatisfied with just being cute, this sucker wound up being both fun and clever.
A visually impressive and exhilarating adventure that keeps the suspense, thrills and comedy running high through the surprising end and supplies interesting characters with moving plights that keep the audience rooting.
Take away the CGI mayhem and what emerges is a rather touching tale of second chances and innocence prematurely lost.
A calculated but very entertaining special effects extravaganza.
A gloomy special-effects extravaganza filled with grotesque images, generating fear and despair.
Everyone is good here, with Williams taking on the unusual persona of straightman much of the way.
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 on an awfully sentimental conclusion.More
"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."More
Surprising winner here which hits all the targets really well, its fun, exciting, well acted and looks good. Surprising because I recall this coming out and the trailer looked pretty dumb really, lots of CGI and not much else really, the effects were pretty special back then, I guess that was the hook. But blow me there was actually a really good story in there too.
There's an original fantasy or dream like quality in this that you only found in Disney classics of yester years but its captured so well here, a modern 'Bedknobs n Broomsticks' if you will. All the cast are likeable and the jungle aspect really works well, you never see it, just hinted at which is just right, teasing you but not going overboard.
The backstory and ending of the film are really well done too, could of gone on with more 'plays' from the game as there has obviously been previous adventures, but its open ended and adds mystery to the whole idea.
Quite a modern kids classic really with solid work from the crazy and youthful Williams who adds nice emotion to some scenes, he is a good kids film actor.
- Sarah Whittle:
- Well, a little rain never hurt anybody.
- Alan Parrish:
- Yeah, but a lot can kill you.
- 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.
- Alan Parrish:
- In the jungle you must wait...until the dice read five or eight.
- Gun Salesman:
- You're not a postal worker are you?
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