Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book1994
Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994)
Critic Consensus: Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book may not hew as closely to the book as its title suggests, but it still offers an entertaining live-action take on a story best known in animated form.
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as Capt. William Boone
as Kitty Brydon
as Col. Brydon
as Dr. Plumford
as Mowgli (age 5)
as Kitty (age 5)
as Sgt. Major
as Sgt. Claibourne
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Critic Reviews for Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
The new attempt - a live-action adaptation - is unlikely to supplant the cartoon version in anyone's affections.
That's the biggest problem with this Jungle Book. Sommers is so busy spinning his camera, crowding the soundtrack with animal noises and piling on the cheesy visual effects that he can't stop for a reflective moment or a character-revealing touch.
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.
Audience Reviews for Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
A great Remake but not as much great as the Original one.
It was actually a very fun adaption of the classic and quite memorable. It has a lot of beautiful looking sets and a lot of great sequences to match it. The acting was good and Stephen Sommers' style was a great addition to the film.
An okay adaption of a Disney classic. It's sometimes thrilling, other times dull, but the acting for the most part is good. Cary Elwes is especially memorable as the snarling villain.