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.
December 21, 2018
The film feels painfully incomplete, from its frequently told story to its weak visuals.
December 8, 2018
The film is not without spectacle, but it is strangely without soul.
December 7, 2018
While the sententious script is at best serviceable, dark knots at the heart of the story are well worth grappling with.
December 7, 2018
Too terrifying for children, too boring for adults and arriving far too soon after a nearly identical project, Andy Serkis's Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is a frustrating, fascinating mess.
December 7, 2018
"Mowgli" wasn't done any favors by happenstance. But even on its own it comes up short, lacking some of the bear necessities needed to tell this tale.
December 6, 2018
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is relentlessly, discordantly bleak. So bleak you almost admire Serkis's audacity. But too often the film stumbles around in its own darkness and falls flat.
December 6, 2018
Even those who've never read or seen a version of The Jungle Book will find Mowgli's take on the story excessively familiar.
December 5, 2018
"Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle" is a bloody good version of "The Jungle Book." And I do mean bloody.
December 4, 2018
Moreso even than the film's violence and suspense, what sets "Mowgli" apart from other versions of this animal fable is its moral contradictions.
December 3, 2018
The best Mowgli yet.
November 30, 2018
The film reminds you that the jungle is a terrifying place, that nature is cruel, and humans even crueler.
November 29, 2018
This is one of those happy occasions where the Netflix model allows a project that might have been lost in the theatrical wilds to find its place in the circle of life, albeit on a lower tier of the jungle canopy.
November 29, 2018
Serkis throws in too many new elements and, in the process, derails the plot's familiarity and some of its charms.
November 29, 2018
['Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle'] gets lost in the woods early and never emerges.
November 29, 2018
A completely pointless adaptation.
November 29, 2018
Alas, any chemistry between Mowgli and his animal brethren gets lost at the point of contact between pixels and flesh.
November 29, 2018
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle may have intended to offer a darker, grittier take on the classic Kipling stories, but the end result proves to be more of a murky muddle.
November 29, 2018
So we trudge back to the uncanny valley for another bout of ultra-realistic animation. No songs at all now, and not much fun.
November 29, 2018
The filmmakers are clearly trying to bring an uncommon maturity to the fantasy film, and in many respects they succeed. While not everything here works, what does is impressive.
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