Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan star in this continuation of the classic 1995 adventure fantasy film starring Robin Williams.

Four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a brave explorer (Dwayne Johnson); hulky jock Fridge becomes a tiny genius (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they'll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way. .

2017Rating: PG, Violence, coarse language & sexual references119 minsUSA
AdventureKids & FamilyFantasy

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle / Reviews

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

A reboot of a 1996 movie that was based on a book, with a plot that updates ‘boardgame’ to ‘video game’, then adds the title of a Guns n’ Roses song for good measure, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle feels more like an exercise in cross-promotion that a reason to go to the cinema. Surprisingly then, it’s a fairly pleasant little excursion, albeit as inconsequential as a puff of (campfire) smoke.

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Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

The trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle generated controversy when it premiered in June. Viewers fumed that the only female character out of four leads was a sexually objectified, Lara Croft-like hottie, in nonsensical jungle attire. The cast, including the actor who plays the skimpily dressed character in question, Karen Gillan, and her co-star Dwayne Johnson, assured fans there was good reason for this.

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Vulture

Vulture

The movie has amusingly broad performances; good, bloodless scares ... and self-empowering life lessons too bland to be specious. You could do far worse.

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Variety

Variety

It’s like watching the lamest Indiana Jones sequel ever imagined, minus Indiana Jones.

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Total Film

Total Film

The action’s passable and Gillan makes a decent fist of an underwritten character. Otherwise, this Jumanji makeover’s a losing game.

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Time Out

Time Out

Mostly great fun, with Jack Black outrageously entertaining as a teenage girl. But we need to talk about Karen. As Ruby Roundhouse, Gillan is stuck in less clothes than one of Rihanna's backing dancers.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s a likeable film which borrows liberally from everything and everyone, and if it’s put together by numbers, well, then it is done capably enough.

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Stuff

Stuff

A rare, long-gestating follow-up that actually improves on the original.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film's main appeal is in watching familiar actors pretend to be ordinary kids grappling with their new selves.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Insane amounts of fun and yet never feels like you need to switch off to enjoy it…

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