Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book
Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1994)

This Disney live-action film tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned boy separated from his camp during an attack by a fierce tiger. The child is raised in the Indian jungle by wolves and other animals. When he grows up, Mowgli must return… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 15, 2002
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Lowry

A full-throttled, technically superb adventure - with more bite than most Disney live-action fare - that offers some winning moments but, ultimately, isn't as involving as it needs to be.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A chaste teen-age love story with an ecological sensibility and some terrific scenery.

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Fred Topel

Excellent live-action adaptation. Thrilling adventure with classic heroes and villains.

David Ansen

Kipling purists may not cotton to Disney's new live-action version of The Jungle Book, but it's hard to think of anyone else who won't be enchanted.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

The narrative shifts from romance to adventure the way Cheetah used to hop from foot to foot, but Sommers nevertheless delivers a bully family picture.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Boasts a hero who has a mystical rapport with animals.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Scott Lee is an unexpectedly appealing hero, partly because he's never indulged, and his dialogue is kept to a minimum.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The special effects are convincing, the performances are forthright, and the direction, by Stephen Sommers, recalls his energetic, lighthearted "The Adventures of Huck Finn" (1993).

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

A serviceable adaptation, but nowhere near as whimsical as the animated version.

Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
A great Remake but not as much great as the Original one.
Dean McKenna
Terrifc family adventure about a boy, Mowgli, a pure-hearted hero of the jungle who raised by animals. Both parents and their children should enjoy this lavish,… More
Conner Rainwater
It was actually a very fun adaption of the classic and quite memorable. It has a lot of beautiful looking sets and a lot of great sequences to match it. The… More
danny d
fun live action version of great animated movie
Dan Schultz
An okay adaption of a Disney classic. It's sometimes thrilling, other times dull, but the acting for the most part is good. Cary Elwes is especially… More
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