Beautiful looking film that seems completely uninterested in character development, instead relying solely on a plot that often defies logic while relegating it's females to the bench of sexual fancy. Radcliffe puts in a solid performance and the tension is well built throughout his journey. The casting of Yasmin Kassim as a tribal figment of the imagination plays like a colonialist insult to watch. 3 stars
While Jungle lacks specificity in characterization, nor is it strong in dramatic complexity, it has a grand sense of adventure and is tense in its survival scenes, of which, elicit a terror out of simply natural nature (I've never seen a boating the rapids scenes as scary as this.) This setting also allows the always-photogenic McLean to give every frame an added relish, making Jungle as strong a film as his Rogue.
This movie is worth seeing just to watch Daniel Radcliffe do speed and pretend to be Superman. Otherwise, this is a reasonably well acted but predictable popcorn movie about surviving the elements. Learning the facts of the true story are more interesting than the experience of watching the film.
Jungle n'est pas aussi nul qu'on pouvait le présager, même si ce film d'aventure viril, "basé sur des faits réels", est on ne peut plus convenu du début à la fin. Les paysages et l'hostilité de la jungle créent du dépaysement. Et si Radclife peine à exprimer une émotion, il parvient malgré tout à nous faire partager son calvaire.