Jungle Cruise

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Ride-based adventure is fun, if predictable; peril, scares.

PG-13 2021 127 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 31 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 66 reviews

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age 9+

Action and adventure

Great family movie with lots of fun topics. Although mabey to violent for younger ones

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
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age 10+

Turn it off about an hour in...

Wow, what a mess. Not even sure where to begin with this one. It starts off fine, like an Indiana Jones knock-off, but then it just becomes weird and overly complicated. My kids checked out before the end, they were just bored to tears. The first half was genuinely funny but the second half doesn't have one laugh. It's really mystifying, almost like the 2 halves were made by completely different people. About halfway through, one character comes out as gay for seemingly no reason, there's a snake-man, a bee-man, a tree-man and, I think, a mud-man for no other reason than to be more like one of the Pirates movies, Emily Blunt's heavily caked makeup is distracting in every scene, and the special effects are downright awful with not one genuinely believable animal (all of the animals are CGI). The only objectionable stuff is some innuendo which wasn't funny at all and kind of cringe. My kids ended up hating it and so did I.
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