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

This Disney live-action film contains elements of action, adventure, a nature film, and romance. It tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned boy separated from his camp and childhood friend Kitty during an attack by Shere Khan the fierce… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 23, 1994
DVD Release Date: January 15, 2002
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Critic Score
79%
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User Score
54%

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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book may not hew as closely to the book as its title suggests, but it still offers an entertaining live-action take on a story best known in animated form.

David Kronke
Los Angeles Times

Jungle Book entertains in a way both contemporary and traditional.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

This Jungle Book, however, is more remindful of Disney's classic wildlife adventure pics than it is of a cartoon, and it is most remindful of that other jungle classic, Tarzan.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

The acting troupe are great fun: Lee looks fit, Headey is sweet enough in a narrow role, Cleese fine-tunes his predictable Fawlty bit and Elwes stiff-upper lips to excess.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The new attempt - a live-action adaptation - is unlikely to supplant the cartoon version in anyone's affections.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Rent the animated film instead.

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Chauncey Mabe
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Anyone familiar with Rudyard Kipling's stories will be forgiven for spending the first half of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book squirming with outrage and confusion.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

That's the biggest problem with this Jungle Book. Sommers is so busy spinning his camera, crowding the soundtrack with animal noises and piling on the cheesy visual effects that he can't stop for a reflective moment or a character-revealing touch.

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Brian Lowry
Variety

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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Dennis King
Tulsa World

In the end, Rudyard's Kipling's The Jungle Book gains very little from this newest incarnation. As live-action fare, it has nothing on the 1942 version of the story that starred the Indian actor Sabu as Kipling's wild child.

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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
Jarrin Rozenblad
This takes an old school classic and puts a spin on it. Very entertaining for all ages, though the acting and effects are not the best. All fans of the Jungle… More

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