The Legend of Tarzan Reviews

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July 10, 2016
Jackson is the film's greatest asset. He's also its biggest problem. He's just too charismatic.
July 8, 2016
The Legend of Tarzan is a Marmite blockbuster that will repel and attract in equal measure.
July 7, 2016
It looks like a two-hour Neutrogena commercial.
July 7, 2016
Bearing a slight resemblance to Lambert, Skarsgard makes a dashing, if earnest, Tarzan.
July 7, 2016
There were possibilities in this set-up, but the film takes its tone from the glum Skarsgard, who has the bulky torso but not the spirit.
July 6, 2016
You have to laugh a little at its audaciousness, but it's so completely irony-free that to deride it would only be cheap. Why not just enter its CGI-heavy bubble of wonder?
July 5, 2016
The plot of the classic adventure tale has been admirably reconfigured to meet modern sensibilities, but the resulting film is simplistic, condescending, and inert.
July 1, 2016
[Jackson] seems to be in the film mostly to provide some well-needed comic relief.
Top Critic
July 1, 2016
It might be time to let Tarzan vanish back into the jungle.
July 1, 2016
The Legend of Tarzan moves briskly and has the overall feel of one of Burroughs' more entertaining stories come to the screen.
Top Critic
July 1, 2016
This Tarzan is a corrective, a vengeful Congo Unchained that reteams Jackson and Waltz. Yates mines Zirconium Tarantino, even letting Jackson cackle while blasting a machine gun
July 1, 2016
The Legend of Tarzan plays as if a dog ate part of the script.
July 1, 2016
There seems little reason to resurrect Tarzan in 2016; his character, or at least his creator, the turn-of-the-century American schlockmeister Edgar Rice Burroughs, is racist and sexist by any contemporary standard.
July 1, 2016
"The Legend of Tarzan" is no jungle boogie, but it's a decent swing.
July 1, 2016
Tarzan is still a story of a white man who has dominion over not just animals but also Africans, and it feels . . . icky. Kudos for trying and all.
June 30, 2016
Strangely naive in the way it rewrites history... feels both misguided and slapdash, and the good parts aren't enough to muddle through this overly complicated and dull-as-dirt story.
June 30, 2016
Director Yates has got a knack for conveying the grandeur of Africa, the fierce power of the animals, the currents of straightforward emotion (love, rage, hate, grief, etc.), and the thrill of nature (human and otherwise) unleashed.
June 30, 2016
The film, searching for a purpose and some drama, doesn't deserve the grandeur Yates gives it.
June 30, 2016
While The Legend of Tarzan is hardly going to become legendary, it is strong entertainment with an interesting socio-political background.
June 30, 2016
"The Legend of Tarzan" wants to be both modern and traditional, hip and classic. It's a tough balance to strike, and this film can't manage it.
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