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Jungle 2 Jungle

Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)



Average Rating: 4.2/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 12

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A man finds the son he never knew he had, and a boy discovers a city he never knew existed, in this comedy. Michael Cromwell (Tim Allen) is a commodities broker who deals in coffee beans; while on a trip to Brazil, Michael is abandoned by his wife, Patricia (JoBeth Williams), an anthropologist who decides to stay behind to study the indigenous tribespeople of the area. Fourteen years later, Michael has decided to marry his new girlfriend, Charlotte (Lolita Davidovich), but since he never

Oct 8, 2002

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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (33) | DVD (3)

Gently humorous and moving.

July 28, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Roughly half of Tim Allen's latest comedy is hilarious-stupid, and the rest is monotonous-stupid.

July 28, 2009 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Simple truths are often the most effective, but in this instance they are only banal and mildly amusing.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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Typically for Disney, the villains aren't made of very stern stuff, nor indeed is fey spear-carrying Mimi-Siku.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Mildly caustic, sentimental and slow.

June 18, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Huntington is wonderful at conveying Mimi's combination of naivete and intelligence, and Allen is a marvel.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Silly farce about a jungle boy in New York.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Now if only it was even slightly better than those examples of Hollywood at its laziest.

July 28, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4

This very Disney treatment of the classic fish out of water story ought to satisfy its intended audiences: kids and the parents who must accompany them.

July 28, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A fairly awful Tim Allen comedy.

October 14, 2005
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

If you care at all about surface plausibility, adults who act like adults, or emotions that exist anywhere other than in manipulative movies, spare yourself and spare your family.

May 20, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

It's a good cast. The movie uses the physical comedy talents of Short and Allen to good advantage.

March 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

You'd think someone would have figured out by now that putting a big TV star in a lame movie doesn't make the movie any better.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

Mildly entertaining comedy about a father-son reunion.

August 29, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

The film is well-paced and warm-hearted, with uniform chuckles.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

If it didn't work the first time, what makes you think it will work the second?

April 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Scouts
Film Scouts

The material is so fowl that even a rewrite by Quentin Tarantino couldn't help it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

I'm sorry to say that most of the children in the audience ate this crap up, which is just another disturbing sign that America's youth is in trouble.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

Allen just looks like he realizes he is much smarter than this material.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

Poor Tim Allen looks positively embarrassed throughout the picture, even when he's trying to rescue it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire

Audience Reviews for Jungle 2 Jungle

Jungle 2 Jungle is the definition of a bad film. This film is awful, unfunny, poorly conceived. I remember when this film came out, I was 12 and obviously still into these types of films. Needless to say when this came out, boy did I think it was crap. The film was so poorly made, with a bad cast (Tim Allen wasted here) and a bad story with little or no jokes. This is simply a poorly made family film that is quite frankly impossible to enjoy as a family. Well, Disney has a knack for releasing awful films as well as good ones. But this is one of those awful films that they released that should be avoided. The film is plainly bad, and has nothing engaging about its plot, nothing to make you interested in what you're watching. This is simply put a bad family that isn't worth watching and if you did, is a most forgettable film to watch. I hated this film, hated the fact it was unfunny, hated the bad actors and bad plot overall. This film was a waste and it wasn't worth watching whatsoever. This film scraps the bottom of the barrel of bad ideas, and it's a film that doesn't deliver whatsoever. There are some sloppy comedic bits that simply aren't funny, and the script is plainly awful. This is one of the worst family films that I've seen, and this is simply a film not worth watching. Jungle 2 Jungle is a waste of celluloid and is utter garbage. I hated this film and the cast is pathetic along with the story. A crapfest from start to finish.
November 25, 2011
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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I actually liked this movie when I was a kid, I thought it was really funny, and it has some of the actors from Home Improvement. But now I see how stupid it really is. Overall it's a pretty good kids movie, though.
August 11, 2011

Super Reviewer

Good concept, not so good script, weak film.
June 22, 2011
Lucas Martins

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Very odd Disney adventure, it almost has to be seen back to back with George of the Jungle. Both deal with a savage in the concrete jungle. It serves its purpose as a father/son movie as well as a zany comedy with lots of kooky escapades featuring Tim Allen.
January 25, 2011

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