King of the Jungle Reviews

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
December 8, 2001
Top Critic
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
November 9, 2001
[Rosenfeld] finds a way to convey messiness that gives King an honest and particular heartbeat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
November 6, 2001
Some Latin boys go to hell while others just need a loving home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
October 30, 2001
Features John Leguizamo in a tour de force 'rain man' performance as a mentally challenged 25-year-old
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
December 27, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
It's more than a little tiresome to see executive producer Leguizamo put himself through the tortured contortions of his character.
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2001
[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 | Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
November 16, 2001
Meanders with clumsy flashbacks, unexplored characters and relationships and a rushed, unsatisfying conclusion.
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
November 15, 2001
Filled less with performance than it is riddled with Oscar clips.
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 9, 2001
The fact is that given the talent involved, it should have been much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Gene Seymour
Newsday
November 9, 2001
A hard, vibrant surface can't quite cover the mossy, skimpy center of this story.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
November 9, 2001
One of those films that feel drunk on their own virtue.
| Original Score: 2/4
Michael Phillips
Citysearch
November 9, 2001
Every clichéd cinematic device ... is spread out before the audience like a bad road map.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
November 8, 2001
The script isn't worth the quality of the work put in to it.
Top Critic
Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
November 6, 2001
Old-fashioned in good ways and bad.
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
July 15, 2011
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Robert Koehler
Variety
October 18, 2008
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 27, 2002
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
December 21, 2001
The basic problem with the film is that each of the fine actors appears to be working on a different project.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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