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King of the Jungle (2000)

tomatometer

20

Average Rating: 4.2/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4

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66

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 1,845

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Movie Info

Martin Scorsese's seminal 1975 drama Taxi Driver informs this tale of a neglected, Upper West Side outcast who slowly devolves into a potential murderer. John Leguizamo stars as Seymour, the mentally-challenged self-proclaimed "king" of the film's title. He's still in the care of his mother Mona (Julie Carmen), who is a protest organizer against their neighborhood's corrupt police practices. Although Mona lives happily with her lover Joanne (Rosie Perez), her ex-boyfriend Jack (Cliff Gorman)

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Drama, Action & Adventure, Television

Seth Zvi Rosenfeld

May 21, 2002

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (13) | DVD (3)

[Seymour's] story demands a larger meaning, a sense of the poetic, than mere heart-tugging can provide, but Rosenfeld cannot provide it.

November 16, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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A hard, vibrant surface can't quite cover the mossy, skimpy center of this story.

November 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Newsday
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One of those films that feel drunk on their own virtue.

November 9, 2001
New York Post
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[Rosenfeld] finds a way to convey messiness that gives King an honest and particular heartbeat.

November 9, 2001 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Old-fashioned in good ways and bad.

November 6, 2001 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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It's more than a little tiresome to see executive producer Leguizamo put himself through the tortured contortions of his character.

December 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Meanders with clumsy flashbacks, unexplored characters and relationships and a rushed, unsatisfying conclusion.

November 16, 2001 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

Filled less with performance than it is riddled with Oscar clips.

November 15, 2001
New Times

The fact is that given the talent involved, it should have been much better.

November 9, 2001 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Every clichéd cinematic device ... is spread out before the audience like a bad road map.

November 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Citysearch
Citysearch

The script isn't worth the quality of the work put in to it.

November 8, 2001
Greenwich Village Gazette

Some Latin boys go to hell while others just need a loving home.

November 6, 2001 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Features John Leguizamo in a tour de force 'rain man' performance as a mentally challenged 25-year-old

October 30, 2001 Full Review Source: Compuserve
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Audience Reviews for King of the Jungle

An interesting movie! Good story plot. Great cast- John Leguizamo, Annabella Sciorra, Rosie Perez, and Marisa Tomei.
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