Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book Reviews

April 15, 2016
The new attempt - a live-action adaptation - is unlikely to supplant the cartoon version in anyone's affections.
April 15, 2016
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.
April 15, 2016
Anyone familiar with Rudyard Kipling's stories will be forgiven for spending the first half of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book squirming with outrage and confusion.
April 15, 2016
In the end, Rudyard's Kipling's The Jungle Book gains very little from this newest incarnation. As live-action fare, it has nothing on the 1942 version of the story that starred the Indian actor Sabu as Kipling's wild child.
April 15, 2016
Beautifully mounted and shot, "Rudyard Kipling's 'Jungle Book' " still feels somewhat callow. Its title aside, it never really deals with the issues that the great Kipling raised continually in his distinguished body of work.
April 14, 2016
Rent the animated film instead.
August 28, 2005
March 15, 2002
Sommers would have done better if he had spent more time on character development (including some of the animal characters) and less on turning Mowgli into Indiana Jones. In some ways, this is as cartoony as the '67 version.