Jumanji (1995)

The computer-animated creatures brought to life by a board game are fabulous, but on the way from the fanciful childrenŐs book to the screen, the story has become more terrifying for youngsters than exhilarating.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 15, 1995
DVD Release Date: January 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A gloomy special-effects extravaganza filled with grotesque images, generating fear and despair.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Like the rest of Johnston's oeuvre, Jumanji puts vivid characters through paces that will quicken any child's pulse.

Fred Topel

Great special effects and exciting adventure stuff. A bit of a slow buildup and unnecessarily dead parents.

Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

The humans are wooden, the computer-animals have that floating, jerky gait of animated fauna.

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Emily Blunt
Blunt Review

This smart, scary film, is still a favorite to dust off and take from the "vhs" bin

Widgett Walls

Unsatisfied with just being cute, this sucker wound up being both fun and clever.

Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Some thrills, but may be too much for little ones.

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Michael Dequina

All the effects in the world can't disguise the thin plot.

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Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine

A visually impressive and exhilarating adventure that keeps the suspense, thrills and comedy running high through the surprising end and supplies interesting characters with moving plights that keep the audience rooting.

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More reviews for Jumanji

Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
Not only the special effects and make-up are atrocious but this excruciating movie also wants us to care about a silly game that has nothing compelling or… More
Phil Hubbs
Surprising winner here which hits all the targets really well, its fun, exciting, well acted and looks good. Surprising because I recall this coming out and the… More
paul oh
Probably the one movie every kid in the 90's had or wanted to see.
Directors Cat
Jumanji suffers badly because of its script. But it's got heart, and thats what keeps it on it's feet. Well, for a short while anyway. It's… More
"Jumanji has always been one of those films that are just a lot of mindless fun to watch. I have watched this movie more times then I would like to admit.… More
Chris Weber
The is the story of a bunch of people caught up in a wild and frenetic game of life or death after they start messing around with a board game that literally… More