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The Jungle Book 2 Reviews

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James Plath
Family Home Theater
April 3, 2016
The characters giggle too much (as hyper-cute Saturday morning animated offerings will do), the music isn't as well integrated into the story, and the humans come across like an Indian version of The Cosby Show.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dustin Putman
March 17, 2014
[Blu-ray Review] A minor work from the Mouse House, but Disney enthusiasts will still want to pick up this high-definition package for the stupendous picture and lossless audio upgrade. They know who they are, and for them this Blu-ray comes recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 13, 2011 is, in the final analysis, difficult to recall a more underwhelming series within the Mouse House's ongoing body of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Ok for kids, but not the most inspired sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 24, 2008
it's hard to top the original
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
June 30, 2003
As charmless and ugly as last year's Return to Never Land.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 20, 2003
...nobody thought to provide the new movie with anything fresh in the way of a plot or music.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Neil Smith
April 7, 2003
There's no reason for this story to be told -- besides, of course, parting gullible punters from a few quid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
March 25, 2003
Consumer alert: The B-teamers have struck again.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Is there any other reason Disney would throw in three reprises here of the original's hit song, 'Bare Necessities' if it were not to disguise this film's 'Unnecessary Indulgence'?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jill Bernstein
Premiere Magazine
March 4, 2003
The Jungle Book 2 will definitely keep young audience members entertained for more than an hour, and parents will get a nice break, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Keyes
February 28, 2003
Disney's The Jungle Book 2 is a flea market of cheap ploys and meaningless ideas designed to rob parents of hard-earned money...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Szymanski
February 21, 2003
The raw power and anything-can-happen style of the first "Jungle Book" is lost in this sequel, and those bare necessities are lacking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 19, 2003
Rudyard Kipling, on whose book all this is based, managed to have his name taken off the credits from beyond the grave, proving that in death he has a savvier agent than those responsible for this script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
February 19, 2003
John Goodman's Baloo admits, 'King Louie? He split!' Before the third defibrillation of 'Bare Necessities,' you and your kids might too.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
February 18, 2003
Rent the 1967 original and leave this sequel to the wolves
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
February 18, 2003
More development and nuance in Karl Geurs' script would have made a big difference.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 18, 2003
Wait for it to come out on video, it'll baby sit a four-year-old. Anybody else is gonna be bored by it.
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 18, 2003
This jungle has no rhythm at all.
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Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 16, 2003
Disney's The Jungle Book 2, contrary to belief, doesn't have all the "Bare Necessities" needed to elevate this simplistic family fare beyond its direct-to-video status...a recycled, third-rate kiddie diversion that Disney haphazardly conjured up
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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