Jumanji (1995)



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When young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the startled eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of JUMANJI! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children. Now a grown man, Alan reunites with Sarah and together with Judy and Peter tries to outwit the game's powerful forces in this imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic and thrills.
PG (for menacing fantasy action and some mild language.)
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Robin Williams
as Alan Parrish
Bonnie Hunt
as Sarah Whittle
Kirsten Dunst
as Judy Shepherd
Bradley Pierce
as Peter Shepherd
Jonathan Hyde
as Van Pelt/Sam Parrish
David Alan Grier
as Carl Bentley
Patricia Clarkson
as Carol Parrish
Adam Hann-Byrd
as Young Alan
Laura Bell Bundy
as Young Sarah
James Handy
as Exterminator
Gillian Barber
as Mrs. Thomas
Brandon Obray
as Benjamin
Gary Joseph Thorup
as Billy Jessup
Malcolm Stewart
as Jim Shepherd
Annabel Kershaw
as Martha Shepherd
Darryl Henriques
as Gun Salesman
Robin Driscoll
as Paramedic
Peter Bryant
as Paramedic
June Lion
as Baker
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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (6)

A calculated but very entertaining special effects extravaganza.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

A gloomy special-effects extravaganza filled with grotesque images, generating fear and despair.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The humans are wooden, the computer-animals have that floating, jerky gait of animated fauna.

Full Review… | August 19, 2015
Sydney Morning Herald

Some thrills, but may be too much for little ones.

Full Review… | December 15, 2010
Common Sense Media

Like the rest of Johnston's oeuvre, Jumanji puts vivid characters through paces that will quicken any child's pulse.

November 23, 2005
Groucho Reviews

This smart, scary film, is still a favorite to dust off and take from the "vhs" bin

April 12, 2005
Blunt Review

Audience Reviews for Jumanji


Not only the special effects and make-up are atrocious but this excruciating movie also wants us to care about a silly game that has nothing compelling or adventurous about it and whose rules seem ridiculously arbitrary - and it all ends in an awfully sentimental conclusion.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Probably the one movie every kid in the 90's had or wanted to see.

paul oh
paul oh

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"Jumanji has always been one of those films that are just a lot of mindless fun to watch. I have watched this movie more times then I would like to admit. But it is one of my favorites from my childhood. But I still love it as much as an adult then I did as a kid. Robin Williams will always be a huge favorite of mine. Bonnie Hunt is funny and I miss her in movies. The movie is great for all ages to enjoy. So if you get a chance, see it with your kids, or see it by yourself. Either way you can't come from this movie not liking it. I'll probably see it at least a dozen more times before the year is over with lol."


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