Tarzan Reviews

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April 29, 2014
Proves that technical knowhow and a reliable old yarn will only get you so far when imagination is lacking.
February 26, 2014
The motion capture feels like a stunt, while the stunts ... don't.
January 27, 2014
All of this feels awfully simplistic, like a 10-minute cartoon sketch bloated into a full-length movie, and one that's backed by an over-explanatory voiceover that can sometimes sound awkward.
March 21, 2019
Tarzan (brought alive with just the right degree of unsophisticated innocence by Lutz) and Jane, when together in the jungle, are just believable and appealing enough to make the viewer forget the film's weaker elements.
March 7, 2019
It all looks suitably nice and colorful and jungle. But is never spectacular in the sense that it takes your breath away, and the humans are a little bland and personality-free.
November 14, 2017
All in all, it's a slipshod rendering of a classic.
May 24, 2016
Beautifully animated tale has some violence, intense moments.
May 17, 2016
The use of motion-capture technology gives the characters very fluid movement and a hyper-realistic quality, but doesn't bring them alive more than traditional CGI animation.
September 19, 2014
The latest reimagining of a classic text leaves one feeling like a character from Godot -- waiting on a barren stretch of road for something, or someone, to show up and alleviate the never-ending monotony.
September 12, 2014
The villains are cardboard cutouts, and the good guys aren't much better; wildlife advocate Jane (voiced by Spencer Locke) is a disappointingly passive character.
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