The Legend of Tarzan

109 mins
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Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) is chest-thumping icon Tarzan in this adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic tale from... More

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The Legend of Tarzan | Ratings & Reviews

"It’s not an altogether unfamiliar experience to come out of a film thinking “what the hell did I just watch?” That’s largely the realm of film festival or arthouse selections, though, or the result of external factors - illness, fatigue, poor dietary decisions. Not so often does it apply to presumptive blockbusters, of which The Legend of Tarzan most assuredly is one, while at the same time being a confusing pile of sight and sound."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"Sequel, origin story and racially sensitive revisionist history lesson all in one. What it isn't is much fun for anyone who's seen Edgar Rice Burroughs' "ape man" in any of his previous incarnations."


"This isn't quite the jungle VIP - but it's got a little swing."

Time OutTime Out

"What makes it more enjoyable than other recycled stories of this type is that the filmmakers have given Tarzan a thoughtful, imperfect makeover."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Committed performances aren’t enough to save this film from uncomfortable colonial optics, uninspiring CGI and tedious plotlines"

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Pretty much everything it could possibly have been."


"It's a heavy thematic load for a single movie to handle — especially this one, which nearly collapses from its burden."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Although uneven at times, The Legend of Tarzan lends an important historical context to the notorious character, which makes it worth a look."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"Wants to be both modern and traditional, hip and classic. It's a tough balance to strike, and this film can't manage it."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"This is certainly the best live-action Tarzan film in many a decade (which, admittedly, isn't saying much) and offers a well-judged balance of vigorous action and engaging-enough drama."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Not so much a ripping yarn, more of a dripping yarn, Yates' reinterpretation of the Lord Of The Jungle is a big disappointment."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

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