The Jungle Book Reviews

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July 1, 2020
The Jungle Book is a magical and immersive film, yet not without its flaws.
June 26, 2020
Admittedly, it is a children's movie with beautiful visual detail, but it seems that Favreau went overboard, because it adopts naturalistic charm over narrative substance. [Full review in Spanish]
February 13, 2020
The Jungle Book is special. A "kid's movie" isn't expected to display such craftsmanship and heart. It's not supposed to stick with you.
February 4, 2020
The Jungle Book offers an updated, colorful, vivid and darker remake of the beloved cartoon classic.
January 22, 2020
Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book is a stunning achievement in filmmaking and a truly memorable film...
January 13, 2020
The Jungle Book is not quite as inessential as last year's Cinderella, but ultimately it still fails to justify its own existence.
October 16, 2019
Director Jon Favreau's beautifully animated 3D production of Rudyard Kipling's classic story is the best yet. This film is sure to become another Disney classic.
July 17, 2019
This is a movie that does two things: shows us all how far Jon Favreau has fallen since leaving the Iron Man franchise and provides evidence that some junior exec at the House of Mouse must've got rip-roaring drunk before seeing Life of Pi.
July 11, 2019
It is action packed, thrilling, and will have your heart pumping the entire time.
July 9, 2019
Technical marvel without emotional grounding is masturbatory special effect self-congratulations. I don't want to care how many hairs on Bagheera's head move. I want to care what's inside his head. But, hey, that's just the bare necessities for me.
April 4, 2019
Director Jon Favreau expertly navigates the line between reverence and reinvention, making this the best Disney live-action adaptation yet.
February 21, 2019
It's wildly entertaining, full of great vocal performances by a stacked A-list cast, and boasts a hilarious/creepy musical number by none other than Christopher Walken.
February 20, 2019
Jon Favreau and company have built a beautiful and compelling film one that seems destined to be as fondly remembered as what came before.
February 4, 2019
But, while the film is gorgeous, well-acted and a definite crowd-pleaser, I can't say much more about it. It's good but just not that memorable.
January 15, 2019
A beautifully crafted film from Favreau, with the storybook coming to life and practically jumping off the screen.
January 9, 2019
Jon Favreau retells The Jungle Book with breathtaking effects, heart, and just the bear necessities.
December 8, 2018
With incredible tech on display, it would all be empty without great actors embodying the characters. No one disappoints.
November 15, 2018
...a must-see in 3D.
November 7, 2018
Favreau has done an excellent job crafting an entertaining, warm and visually sumptuous adaptation of a story we all know and love.
November 5, 2018
It's as visually proficient as a calculating, multi-million dollar, live action studio offering should be. And yet, the end result is strangely tentative and a bit soulless.
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