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3.1
952 Ratings

The Jungle Book

Directed by Jon Favreau
United States, 2016
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Synopsis

An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.

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The Jungle Book Directed by Jon Favreau

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2017 | Winner: Best Achievement in Visual Effects

BAFTA Awards

2017 | Winner: Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Visual Effects

Empire Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Visual Effects

In an era of oppressively darkened films and needlessly complicated, over-expository revivals of preexisting properties, Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book remake is a welcome surprise. The film’s frames are as bright and chromatic as those of the 1967 animated feature, with verdant backgrounds warmed by the amber glow of the sun.
August 29, 2016
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The film is strenuous, entirely competent and unlikely to be remembered as fondly as its Disney predecessor; speaking of which, did we even need another version of The Jungle Book? The new media landscape is also a jungle – and Hollywood treads through it gingerly, a Victorian explorer in a pith helmet flanked by his two native retainers: Brand Recognition and Creative Bankruptcy.
April 26, 2016
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A word about those CGI animals. Despite demurral from some critics, they seemed perfectly lifelike—even alive—to me, despite the fact that they speak English, and say things you might not expect… They are certainly as believable as Alejandro Iñárritu’s marauding grizzly bear in The Revenant… The talking animals seem more real, in any case, than Favreau’s digital jungle habitat, festooned with breathtaking waterfalls, primordial trees, and an ancient abandoned palace overgrown with vines.
April 26, 2016
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