Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

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

age 13+

Intense, dark, muddled adaptation of Jungle Book tales.

PG-13 2018 104 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 24 reviews

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age 5+

A BEAUTIFUL movie that is not afraid to shy away from the TRUE nature of the natural world

The movie is stunning to behold. Yes, it's violent but no more violent than nature itself. There is a playful childlike mannerism to the animations and characters which is heartwarming, however, you are soon reminded that the rawness of nature is not to be trifled with. An important movie for children to learn and understand from. Mowgli is full of emotion and beauty and is not afraid to discuss the importance of morality and reality. Any parent who disregards this movie as being too violent and dark misses the point entirely and forgets a majestic principle. Mowgli is one of a kind and nothing short of a masterpiece.

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age 15+

Terrifying for kids - beware

I have 2 kids 8 and 10 and I have used common sense for years to choose movies. Last night for the first time I did not. What a mistake!! I assumed it was the Jungle Book. It is a terrifying version of the jungle book. My kids ended up both crying because the only nice character in the movie ended up getting his head chopped off. Don’t make the same mistake I did! If your kids are older or you are looking for a dark movie go for it.

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Too much violence

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