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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Lifeless approach to true survival story has iffy stuff.

Movie R 2017 115 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 17+

Watch til the end.

I watched this movie because I love Daniel Radcliffe. This movie tested my stress level. There is so much stress associated with this journey that I felt like I was there. I loved the actors. The end of the movie is worth the gaps in the storyline. Amazing. Emotional. Incredible.
age 12+

Action Packed True story

Something to watch with your pre teens, I dont think little ones will understand the concept. This is a true story about desperation and seeking God for help.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Exploitation director Greg McLean chooses a numbingly middling approach to tell this true exploration story; the movie is too blunt to be sympathetic but also too careful to be thrilling. Even as Jungle begins with its most innocuous scenes, McLean adopts a short attention-span approach, cutting every couple of seconds and creating a monotonous rhythm, a blur of movements and events. It feels too controlled for anything to happen organically. It never slows down long enough for viewers to get to know the characters, nor does it speed up enough to achieve a decent pace.

Frankly it's surprising that McLean, whose previous movies (including Wolf Creek and The Belko Experiment) have pushed the envelope for gore, should tone down Jungle, as if attempting to respect its true story ... or trying to elevate his career to some degree of credibility. By the time the movie gets to its climax, with Yossi alone in the jungle and doing whatever it takes to survive, it fails to be either shocking or thrilling. It's merely uncomfortable. Give Radcliffe credit, though, for his demanding physical performance; post-Harry Potter, he continues to select challenging projects.

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