The Jungle Book Reviews

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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.
November 4, 2018
There was rarely a moment when I wasn't staring at the screen in rapt awe.
November 1, 2018
The result is a thoroughly entertaining film full of visual wonder, and one that may even surpass the original that inspired it.
November 1, 2018
The best part about it is not even its spectacular visuals, but the ways in which the filmmakers have intelligently and empathetically dug deeper into the story.
October 10, 2018
A jungle that honors Kipling's work (and Disney's adaptation) to the fullest extent and translates it into the most visually lush film of 2016 so far.
August 25, 2018
This film, masterfully directed by Jon Favreau, is a true wonder.
August 23, 2018
"The Jungle Book" has all the "bare necessities" and more with an outstanding cast...dazzling cinematography, strong themes, brilliant character interactions and edge-of-your-seat moments to relish.
June 13, 2018
If you'd like to see a beloved classic evolved into a star-studded gem of nostalgia wrapped in the velvet yet stern mamma's voice of Lu'Pita topped off with bravery and love, pay a couple of extra dollars and see The Jungle Book.
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