Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Reviews

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April 15, 2016
Jungle Book entertains in a way both contemporary and traditional.
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.
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.
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.
April 15, 2016
Frequently beautiful and with much to recommend it.
April 15, 2016
Stunning production design, smart pacing, and a well-handled romantic angle make for a seamless, if undemanding, entertainment.
April 15, 2016
A visual feast, pitched equally between kids' and adult fare.
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.
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.
February 9, 2006
Scott Lee is an unexpectedly appealing hero, partly because he's never indulged, and his dialogue is kept to a minimum.
January 20, 2006
October 10, 2005
August 7, 2005
December 14, 2003
July 14, 2003
Excellent live-action adaptation. Thrilling adventure with classic heroes and villains.
May 20, 2003
A chaste teen-age love story with an ecological sensibility and some terrific scenery.
April 20, 2003
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December 18, 2002
October 16, 2002
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