Tarzan (2014)

A teenage boy raised by gorillas in Africa falls for a pretty conservationist following a chance meeting in the jungle, but finds their romance threatened by a menacing Silverback, and a scheming capitalist in search of a new energy source… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 9, 2014
DVD Release Date: February 9, 2015
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Proves that technical knowhow and a reliable old yarn will only get you so far when imagination is lacking.

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Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

Beautifully animated tale has some violence, intense moments.

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Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)

The villains are cardboard cutouts, and the good guys aren't much better; wildlife advocate Jane (voiced by Spencer Locke) is a disappointingly passive character.

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Peter Debruge

The motion capture feels like a stunt, while the stunts ... don't.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

The use of motion-capture technology gives the characters very fluid movement and a hyper-realistic quality, but doesn't bring them alive more than traditional CGI animation.

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Dustin Putman

There is much to admire in "Tarzan," but no lingering emotional through-line to this particular telling.

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Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter

All of this feels awfully simplistic, like a 10-minute cartoon sketch bloated into a full-length movie, and one that's backed by an over-explanatory voiceover that can sometimes sound awkward.

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Thomas Derwin
FILMINK (Australia)

The latest reimagining of a classic text leaves one feeling like a character from Godot -- waiting on a barren stretch of road for something, or someone, to show up and alleviate the never-ending monotony.

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Brian Orndorf

A perfect mute-button movie, better seen than heard.

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