The Jungle Book 2 Reviews

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Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
March 17, 2014
[Blu-ray Review] A minor work from the Mouse House, but Disney enthusiasts will still want to pick up this high-definition package for the stupendous picture and lossless audio upgrade. They know who they are, and for them this Blu-ray comes recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jill Bernstein
Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003
The Jungle Book 2 will definitely keep young audience members entertained for more than an hour, and parents will get a nice break, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stephanie Cook Broadhurst
Christian Science Monitor
February 15, 2003
Like its predecessor, there's lively animation that will inspire children to tap their feet to the jungle rhythms and parents to recall their childhoods.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Jane Horwitz
Washington Post
February 14, 2003
Likely to provide 72 minutes of enjoyment and a few scary thrills to tykes, as well as a pleasant diversion for parents.
Angel Cohn
TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 14, 2003
The story builds on the original, and tells a solid coming of age tale as it follows the original's main character into young adulthood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 14, 2003
What it lacks in story, it makes up for with distinctive characterizations and high spirits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 14, 2003
Fair diversion for kids under 10 and parents eager to please them.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
February 14, 2003
Light and entertaining and it works well, mostly because it mimics the attractions of the original film.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
February 14, 2003
The characters are sweet -- OK, the new baby character's a bit of a nuisance -- the music is fun and, yes, that bear can indeed dance.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
February 14, 2003
Director Steve Trenbirth and scripter Karl Geurs do a pleasant, if tots-targeted, job of updating the story's setting and its characterizations for the 21st century.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Venable
Supercala.com
February 14, 2003
It will appeal to kids, and in the end, that's all that matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2003
A work of such charm and imagination it should enchant, as the old circus phrase goes, 'children of all ages.'
Top Critic
Christine Dolen
Miami Herald
February 13, 2003
What makes this sequel work is the charm of its story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 13, 2003
An innocent, entertaining film that boasts big names in lead roles.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
February 13, 2003
While nothing here matches the original, it's a gentle, affirming destination for those in search of a pleasant, G-rated outing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 11, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Levine
Filmcritic.com
February 10, 2003
In a time when sequels rarely live up to the original, its flawless, lighthearted entertainment will please everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 13, 2011
...it is, in the final analysis, difficult to recall a more underwhelming series within the Mouse House's ongoing body of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Ok for kids, but not the most inspired sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 24, 2008
it's hard to top the original
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006

BBC.com
November 2, 2004
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 19, 2004
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 15, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003

Guardian
April 20, 2003

FilmFour.com
April 12, 2003

Orlando Weekly
February 20, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 15, 2003
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Houston Chronicle
February 15, 2003

Baltimore Sun
February 15, 2003

ComingSoon.net
February 15, 2003
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