Jumanji (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes


Jumanji (1995)



Critic Consensus: A feast for the eyes with a somewhat malnourished plot, Jumanji is an underachieving adventure that still offers a decent amount of fun for the whole family.

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When young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn't realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the startled eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of JUMANJI! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game's spell by two unsuspecting children. Now a grown man, Alan reunites with Sarah and together with Judy and Peter tries to outwit the game's powerful forces in this imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic and thrills.

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Robin Williams
as Alan Parrish
Bonnie Hunt
as Sarah Whittle
Kirsten Dunst
as Judy Shepherd
Bradley Pierce
as Peter Shepherd
Jonathan Hyde
as Van Pelt/Sam Parrish
David Alan Grier
as Carl Bentley
Patricia Clarkson
as Carol Parrish
Adam Hann-Byrd
as Young Alan
Laura Bell Bundy
as Young Sarah
James Handy
as Exterminator
Gillian Barber
as Mrs. Thomas
Brandon Obray
as Benjamin
Gary Joseph Thorup
as Billy Jessup
Malcolm Stewart
as Jim Shepherd
Annabel Kershaw
as Martha Shepherd
Darryl Henriques
as Gun Salesman
Robin Driscoll
as Paramedic
Peter Bryant
as Paramedic
June Lion
as Baker
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Critic Reviews for Jumanji

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (8)

The humans are wooden, the computer-animals have that floating, jerky gait of animated fauna.

August 19, 2015 | Full Review…

Take away the CGI mayhem and what emerges is a rather touching tale of second chances and innocence prematurely lost.

April 17, 2001 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A calculated but very entertaining special effects extravaganza.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4
Top Critic

A gloomy special-effects extravaganza filled with grotesque images, generating fear and despair.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Dwayne Johnson is a jungle VIP in this entertaining sequel to the much-loved Robin Williams caper.

April 16, 2019 | Full Review…

It was totally one of those 90's movies specifically made for 90's kids.

February 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jumanji


The special effects and make-up are atrocious, and this excruciating movie wants us to care about a silly game that has nothing compelling or adventurous about it and whose rules seem ridiculously arbitrary - and it all ends in an awfully sentimental conclusion.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Probably the one movie every kid in the 90's had or wanted to see.

paul oh
paul oh

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"Jumanji has always been one of those films that are just a lot of mindless fun to watch. I have watched this movie more times then I would like to admit. But it is one of my favorites from my childhood. But I still love it as much as an adult then I did as a kid. Robin Williams will always be a huge favorite of mine. Bonnie Hunt is funny and I miss her in movies. The movie is great for all ages to enjoy. So if you get a chance, see it with your kids, or see it by yourself. Either way you can't come from this movie not liking it. I'll probably see it at least a dozen more times before the year is over with lol."


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