Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Reviews

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March 10, 2020
Unlike Jon Favreau's insipid 2016 live-action retread... this live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic about a feral Indian boy reared by wolves teems with flesh, blood, and mud, conveying a true sense of danger and adventure.
August 19, 2019
A visually impressive live-action film.
May 29, 2019
There's nothing charming and whimsical about being a child lost in the animal kingdom. And there's certainly no singing.
May 29, 2019
The movie is inspiring thanks to its philosophical lessons about the human nature. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 27, 2019
The motion capture is beautiful and expressive and is a reason why I will gladly rewatch this Netflix original and share it with others
January 28, 2019
It's not exactly an original take on Rudyard Kipling's stories any more than the Disney version was, but it's a refreshing change for anyone hungry for a change of pace from Disney's monopoly.
January 10, 2019
The jungle vistas are stunning and you often forget that what you're seeing is nearly entirely CGI. But the sweeping jungle takes over the plot a little too easily as the story jumps around, never really settling on what it wants to be.
January 2, 2019
Mowgli: King of the Jungle doesn't impart the sort of excitement you might hope from the newest entry, but it does have a resonance that many of its predecessors didn't.
December 17, 2018
Gritty and edgy, this hybrid live-action/digitized version is an exciting adventure for older children and tweens.
December 14, 2018
The heavy lifting in these performances come from motion-capture CGI animals and largely skillful voice acting from an exemplary cast.
December 12, 2018
The movie is not without its flaws, but its failures are far more fascinating than whatever made Favreau's safely engineered adaptation a success.
December 12, 2018
A dark, revisionist take on the classic that's not for the faint-of-heart, but striking in its own right.
December 11, 2018
If the Disney 'The Jungle Book' was a loose remake of 'The Lion King,' this version feels like their animated 'Tarzan.'
December 11, 2018
Mowgli is a film that actually gets better as it goes.
December 11, 2018
If you ever wanted to see a kid in a knife-fight to the death with a blood-thirsty tiger, Mowgli is the film for you!
December 11, 2018
Overall,"Mowgli" is a good first attempt. It's something that would be fine to watch as a diversion, especially if you are a"Jungle Book" completist. But it's also something that might lose your interest.
December 9, 2018
[Has] bite and grit to spare, sometimes at the expense of making it all hang together, but it's refreshing to see a version of the story stare meaningfully into the void.
December 8, 2018
This adaptation isn't just darker, it will scare young kids.
December 8, 2018
Mowgli's stellar voice cast overcomes a clunky first half and fleeting moments of CGI roughness to deliver a solid take with bold aspirations fans will appreciate.
December 7, 2018
While the sententious script is at best serviceable, dark knots at the heart of the story are well worth grappling with.
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