Reviews

Jun 14, 2017
A must-see spectacle.
Dec 19, 2016
It's the very rare remake that's actually better than the original. The Jungle Book is that rarity. [Full review in Japanese]
Nov 8, 2016
Debates will rage about this kids pic's place in film history. Is it the best, or one of the best? That's the kind of a conversation that will thrill the team behind The Jungle Book.
Aug 11, 2016
Favreau's take on The Jungle Book is a revelation certain to thrill audiences for many decades to come.
Aug 2, 2016
Disney pushes forward with its live-action remakes of animated classics with The Jungle Book, a visual marvel.
Jun 24, 2016
Even though it contains a few scary moments, I think this is a movie that parents should take their elementary school-aged children to see.
Jun 13, 2016
It's a wonderfully immersive adventure. Come to think of it, I don't want to know how they made those creatures come to life. Why ruin the magic?
Apr 28, 2016
No part of the production ever left the studio lot but you wouldn't know it. The density and detail of the jungle are rendered sensuously by digital effects experts.
Apr 21, 2016
The latest incarnation of The Jungle Book -- almost half a century after Disney's much-loved musical cartoon -- is a stunner.
Apr 18, 2016
Clean, cleverly judged, and hypercontrolled. It represents, in short, the state of the art. Without disputing that, I would simply ask, What art?
Apr 17, 2016
This new Jungle Book, upon closer inspection, may not have what it takes to survive. Still, right now, it looks wonderfully fit.
Apr 17, 2016
It all adds up to a hugely likable romp which respects the legacies of both Rudyard Kipling and the House of Mouse, and gives modern audiences ample reason to rejoice in both. Hooray!
Apr 17, 2016
The Jungle Book is well-made and deserves recognition as one of the year's best family offerings (thus far).
Apr 16, 2016
By the time its evolution is complete, The Jungle Book has proven itself a minor Darwinian miracle, perhaps the oddest of all species: a movie nearly devoid of human beings, yet one bursting with humanity.
Apr 16, 2016
Most of the real world challenges that Leo DiCaprio faced in The Revenant, 10-year-old Neel Sethi faces plenty persuasively in The Jungle Book's digitized world.
Apr 15, 2016
Favreau's reinvention of a beloved '60s classic... delightfully entertaining... bordering on perfection...
Apr 15, 2016
The computer-generated effects are extraordinary; the jungle and its menagerie of beasts and critters looks positively lifelike.
Apr 15, 2016
The movie is an odd beast: A powerful exploration of the cruelty of nature in which the animals occasionally break into song.
Apr 15, 2016
Gorgeous, inspiring filmmaking -- an instant family classic.
Apr 15, 2016
A visually stunning and highly dramatic movie that pays only brief homage to the music of its predecessor and whose threatening characters and scary moments would surely have given Walt the heebie-jeebies.