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 24, 2006
Hollow, but very spectacular.
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
Jun 18, 2002
As a movie, it's far from compelling. As a thrill ride, though, it's a rampaging special-effects and animatronics extravaganza that will make small children cringe behind their seats.
Apr 17, 2001
Take away the CGI mayhem and what emerges is a rather touching tale of second chances and innocence prematurely lost.
Feb 13, 2001
Something bad happened on the way from the book to the movie.
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.
Jan 1, 2000
Apparently, the producers of Jumanji wanted this film to be a Jurassic Park for 1995's holiday season. If so, it's a badly misplaced, and ultimately futile, hope.
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