King of the Jungle (2000)



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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) … More

Rating: R (for strong language, some violence and drug content)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 21, 2002
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Critic Reviews for King of the Jungle

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (7)

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

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

Full Review… | November 9, 2001
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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.

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

Full Review… | November 6, 2001
Village Voice
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Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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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.

Leo L

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