Overall Rank: 914
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 60
Theatrical Release Date: 04/15/2016
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/30/2016
Genre: Adventure, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Jon Favreau
Actors: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong'o
Plot: An orphan boy left in the jungle is raised by a group of animals, including a bear, a pack of wolves and a black panther. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/06/2019
Enthralling with adventure and powerful storytelling, this live-action remake of "The Jungle Book" outdoes its animated counterpart.
Chris - wrote on 05/18/2016
well i knew i was going to like thsi movie just from preivews and reviews it was a good wild ride from start to finsih so be careful with young kids u never know what mogli is in for its a awesome movie good message of a true family is where your heart is no matter if u are 'diffrent ' or not
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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 10/19/2016
"No matter where you go or what they may call you, you will always be my son."
Of all fairy tales adaptations I've seen so far ("Maleficent", "Snow white and the huntsmen" and "Jack the giant slayer"), this animated movie (it looks lifelike but it consists mainly out of groundbreaking digital animations) is the the most dazzling one. I don't want to sound too excited and shower Jon "Chef" Favreau with all the superlatives that I can think of for his directing work of , but in short this film was fantastic. Not only did this film throw me back to my childhood when my innocent eyes wandered over a large picture book and sympathized with the little Mowgli (Neel Sethi). But as an adult, I also stared at this beautiful film dumbfounded.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with this …
Indyfreak - wrote on 10/07/2016
Shere Khan is back and he's never been more terrifying!
Disney's latest live action remake of yet another of their own animated classic is the best one yet. Paying respect to what made the original animated film so much fun while daring to go into far darker territory, The Jungle Book is a visual masterpiece and an excellent adventure film for families to enjoy.
The CGI for the jungle environment and the animal characters is flat out outstanding. It surpasses Life of Pi and in some parts it gives Avatar a run for its money. The beautifully rendered rainforest that the characters call home is vibrant, lush, and colorful. This is the absolute front runner for all the Best Visual Effects categories this awards season. The action scenes are bigger in scale and for a PG rated movie are …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/27/2016
When Disney first started the trend of turning their beloved animated classics into current live-action iterations, I admit I was skeptical. However, as the films continue to come out, I have to say that it seems to be working. Granted, when you have talent like Jon Favreau on board directing, with talent like Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba as well - it's a recipe for success.
The story of The Jungle Book doesn't follow the animated film nor the books exactly - but takes bits and pieces from each on accordingly. I have to say, the film works even better with the casting of Neel Sethi - essentially an unknown young actor. The whole thing was filmed on a lot so there is a lot of green screen and CG involved and I have to say that Sethi …
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