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Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Reviews

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David Kronke
Los Angeles Times
April 15, 2016
Jungle Book entertains in a way both contemporary and traditional.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
April 15, 2016
The acting troupe are great fun: Lee looks fit, Headey is sweet enough in a narrow role, Cleese fine-tunes his predictable Fawlty bit and Elwes stiff-upper lips to excess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 15, 2016
This Jungle Book, however, is more remindful of Disney's classic wildlife adventure pics than it is of a cartoon, and it is most remindful of that other jungle classic, Tarzan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times
April 15, 2016
This live-action rumble-in-the-jungle version of the story of Mowgli, the boy brought up to adulthood by wolves, may lack the songs and magic of the classic Disney feature-length cartoon, but it is closer to Kipling's original tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
April 15, 2016
Frequently beautiful and with much to recommend it.

TV Guide
April 15, 2016
Stunning production design, smart pacing, and a well-handled romantic angle make for a seamless, if undemanding, entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Sky Movies
April 15, 2016
A visual feast, pitched equally between kids' and adult fare.
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Brian Lowry
Variety
October 18, 2008
A full-throttled, technically superb adventure - with more bite than most Disney live-action fare - that offers some winning moments but, ultimately, isn't as involving as it needs to be.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
March 31, 2008
Kipling purists may not cotton to Disney's new live-action version of The Jungle Book, but it's hard to think of anyone else who won't be enchanted.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Scott Lee is an unexpectedly appealing hero, partly because he's never indulged, and his dialogue is kept to a minimum.
Boyd van Hoeij
bibloi.com
January 20, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 7, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
December 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
About.com
July 14, 2003
Excellent live-action adaptation. Thrilling adventure with classic heroes and villains.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A chaste teen-age love story with an ecological sensibility and some terrific scenery.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 20, 2003
| Original Score: B
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
March 31, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
December 18, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 16, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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