Jumanji Reviews

Apr 20, 2022
The technology both overwhelms the human cast and stalls the narrative drive. Even Williams's manic energy finally flags.
Aug 19, 2015
The humans are wooden, the computer-animals have that floating, jerky gait of animated fauna.
Sep 7, 2011
The filmmakers... re-create safari beasts with wizardly finesse but can’t think of anything to do with them but zap you.
Jan 2, 2009
What’s missing is a soul for this mechanical marvel.
Jun 13, 2005
Jan 19, 2005
Jan 2, 2005
Dec 8, 2004
All the effects in the world can't disguise the thin plot.
Jan 18, 2004
Sep 16, 2003
May 20, 2003
Eschewing warm, cuddly imagery just as Mr. Van Allsburg's book does, the film affects a strange, artificial style that has the invasive weirdness of Gremlins but none of the charm.
Feb 4, 2003
Jan 5, 2003
Feb 13, 2001
Something bad happened on the way from the book to the movie.
Jan 1, 2000
It's a nifty idea, I guess, even though it is gleefully cynical, but Jumanji and whatever potential it had are undermined by Johnston's inept direction and some cheesy video, digital and computer effects.
Jan 1, 2000
Jan 1, 2000
A gloomy special-effects extravaganza filled with grotesque images, generating fear and despair.
Jan 1, 2000
Jan 1, 2000
There's every reason to close up this board game before you've even started.
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