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Parents' Guide to

Jungle 2 Jungle

By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Silly farce about a jungle boy in New York.

Movie PG 1997 105 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+
It's a funny movie, but uses the word cat piss, hell, damn, and a 13 and 12 year old kiss. Child rebellion against parents, wish the review before mine warned me about it before I decided to watch this movie.
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age 8+

way to go Diseny!

I have seen this movie i seen my eight year old cousin quoting the line from the movie the line? the man says "Your gonna have to learn a few things in my jungle" and the boy says "And you must learn to breathe when you run" lol now thats funny the part with Matkia the spider and the mean mafia man i laughed at that part way to go Diseny outstanding movie!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (6 ):

JUNGLE 2 JUNGLE, a sometimes ponderous comedy, may have been a delightful soufflé in the original French version, but it falls flat as a pancake in the American translation. The often leaden humor may not bother kids, but parents may groan at some of the film's depictions of ethnic stereotypes. Tim Allen, playing an unrepentant man-child, and rubber-faced Martin Short go a long way toward making this contrived story bearable. Neither has enough to do, but both provide distraction from a silly plot and some heavy-handed farce. Unfortunately, though the performers exert a lot of energy, the story gathers no real momentum.

Pre-adolescent humor abounds, with fart jokes and over-the-top performances the order of the day. Mimi-Siku's name translates as "Cat piss," and the head of the Russian mob is a compendium of Soviet clichés, wrist deep in caviar and black market goods. Lost amid the strained slapstick is a father-son story that could have been both comic and touching, with stronger writing and more inventive direction. That said, kids are unlikely to notice the weak points. Instead, they'll enjoy Mimi-Siku's wanderings in the Big Apple, and the mayhem he leaves in his wake.

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