Jumanji - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jumanji Reviews

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Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
August 19, 2015
The humans are wooden, the computer-animals have that floating, jerky gait of animated fauna.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Some thrills, but may be too much for little ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
November 23, 2005
Like the rest of Johnston's oeuvre, Jumanji puts vivid characters through paces that will quicken any child's pulse.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
April 13, 2005
This smart, scary film, is still a favorite to dust off and take from the "vhs" bin
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
December 8, 2004
All the effects in the world can't disguise the thin plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Great special effects and exciting adventure stuff. A bit of a slow buildup and unnecessarily dead parents.
| Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
May 5, 2003
Unsatisfied with just being cute, this sucker wound up being both fun and clever.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
A visually impressive and exhilarating adventure that keeps the suspense, thrills and comedy running high through the surprising end and supplies interesting characters with moving plights that keep the audience rooting.
Neil Smith
April 17, 2001
Take away the CGI mayhem and what emerges is a rather touching tale of second chances and innocence prematurely lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A gloomy special-effects extravaganza filled with grotesque images, generating fear and despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Everyone is good here, with Williams taking on the unusual persona of straightman much of the way.
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
A calculated but very entertaining special effects extravaganza.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+

Austin Chronicle
August 21, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emanuel Levy
June 13, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 18, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 16, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
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