Parents' Guide to

Jungle Cry

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Uplifting sports drama champions teamwork and self-belief.

Movie NR 2022 117 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Inspiring Family Film

Gripping, great performances by everyone, excellent production value, loved the original score. Fantastic movie for all ages. Take your kids even if you don understand Rugby. Jungle Cry makes it very easy to understand the game.

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Educational value
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This is a film that has a comforting familiarity to it, following all the classic beats of an uplifting sports drama. On the one hand that can be somewhat tedious, but on this occasion, given the feel-good factor of the narrative, Jungle Cry plays out exactly as you'd hope. As you might expect from a film dealing with an inspiring story that breeds such positive messages, the narrative does veer into the realms of sentimentality and cinematic cliches. Yet despite this, it's hard not to invest, care, and ultimately root for the kids at the heart of the story.

The film is lacking within the dressing room though. While Deol as coach Rudra and Shah as physio Roshni inject some life into proceedings, it feels like more personality from the team is needed, as so few of those within the side seem to have any true character arcs, or really much to do at all. That said, it's an enjoyable, easy-to-watch film that is hard not to appreciate, and at times, be a little moved by too. Go on the Jungle Cats!

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