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87 Ratings


Directed by Andy Serkis
United States, United Kingdom, 2018
Adventure, Drama


An orphaned boy is raised in the wild.

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Mowgli Directed by Andy Serkis
Too often, Serkis’ direction comes across like a pale imitation of the films he’s appeared in. He borrows Matt Reeves’ approach of framing special-effects characters like live-action actors from Dawn Of The Planet Apes and War For The Planet Of The Apes, but shows about as much flair for staging dialogue as the average rookie drama director.
December 05, 2018
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Mowgli at times feels — and I mean this as a compliment — like the psychic runoff hiding beneath Disney’s colorful, kid-friendly Jungle Book pictures. In that sense, it’s closer in spirit to Rudyard Kipling’s original stories, though it strikes a more discordant note than those simple fables.
November 30, 2018
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The whole movie feels oddly stranded and dramatically inert, despite the obvious passion that went into making it.
November 29, 2018
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