King of the Jungle
King of the Jungle (2000)

Martin Scorsese's seminal 1975 drama Taxi Driver informs this tale of a neglected, Upper West Side outcast who slowly devolves into a potential murderer. John Leguizamo stars as Seymour, the mentally-challenged self-proclaimed… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 12, 2000
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

[Seymour's] story demands a larger meaning, a sense of the poetic, than mere heart-tugging can provide, but Rosenfeld cannot provide it.

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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

[Rosenfeld] finds a way to convey messiness that gives King an honest and particular heartbeat.

E! Online

Meanders with clumsy flashbacks, unexplored characters and relationships and a rushed, unsatisfying conclusion.

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Gene Seymour

A hard, vibrant surface can't quite cover the mossy, skimpy center of this story.

Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

Old-fashioned in good ways and bad.

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Robert Wilonsky
New Times

Filled less with performance than it is riddled with Oscar clips.

Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

One of those films that feel drunk on their own virtue.

David Noh
Film Journal International

It's more than a little tiresome to see executive producer Leguizamo put himself through the tortured contortions of his character.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide

The fact is that given the talent involved, it should have been much better.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
An interesting movie! Good story plot. Great cast- John Leguizamo, Annabella Sciorra, Rosie Perez, and Marisa Tomei.