The Jungle Book movie reviews

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The Jungle Book movie reviews


Here's what the critics are saying about Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book starring Neel Sethi and featuring the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken and Garry Shandling:


Not only is Favreau's The Jungle Book a stunning visual spectacle but also a surprisingly intelligent, nuanced and at times genuinely scary movie that holds your attention and just never lets go. Read the complete movie review here.

Hollywood Reporter

Exceptionally beautiful to behold and bolstered by a stellar vocal cast, this umpteenth film rendition of Rudyard Kipling's tales of young Mowgli's adventures amongst the creatures of the Indian jungle proves entirely engaging, even if it's ultimately lacking in subtext and thematic heft. Read the complete movie review here.


The greatest strength of this new-fangled “live-action” adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s novel (or more specifically, the 1967 Walt Disney animated version of said novel) is not just its effects work but rather the sheer believe-your-eyes achievement. Read the complete movie review here.

Indian Express

This is The Jungle Book reinvented for 2016 by a director who knows just how to mix the heavy blows with the light touch. It’s a little more reminiscent of the jungle and the book than the 1967 Disney classic, a lot, lot darker, and yet, ultimately as exuberant, with a surprisingly strong and novel message at the heart of it, in a story that already didn’t lack for them. Read the complete movie review here.

India Today

The Jungle Book, for most Indians, is a whiff of nostalgia. Jon Favreau's feature-length adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic serves that purpose pretty well. The Jungle Book mostly succeeds in delivering what it promised: Mowgli and his squad, in live-action. Read the complete movie review here.

Hindustan TImes

The film is great but the CGI is even greater. Neel Sethi’s Mowgli may be the only living, breathing entity in this live action-CGI stew but you would consider Bagheera, Baloo, Shere Khan and party equally real by the time the show’s over.



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