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Jumanji

  • Drama
  • Children's
  • 1995
  • Joe Johnston
  • 99 mins
  • PG

Summary

A man who has been trapped inside a mysterious jungle board game for 26 years is eventually freed when two children start to play it. Unfortunately, he arrives with a rampaging horde of animals on his heels, leaving only one solution - to finish the game he started all those years ago. Fantasy adventure, starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This first Jumanji film, which belatedly spawned a fun family franchise led by Dwayne Johnson, is absolutely exhilarating. Youngsters will be spellbound by the marauding wildlife that is unleashed when siblings Kirsten Dunst and Bradley Pierce rescue Robin Williams from the sinister board game in which he's been trapped for 26 years. Any film where the action is determined by a roll of the dice is bound to be episodic, but this hardly detracts from the enjoyment as one spectacular set piece follows another. The result is wonderful escapist entertainment.

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Credits

Cast

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Alan ParrishRobin Williams
Van Pelt / Sam ParrishJonathan Hyde
JudyKirsten Dunst
PeterBradley Pierce
SarahBonnie Hunt
NoraBebe Neuwirth
BentleyDavid Alan Grier
Carol ParrishPatricia Clarkson
Young AlanAdam Hann-Byrd
Young SarahLaura Bell Bundy

Crew

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DirectorJoe Johnston

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)
Language
English
Guidance
Scenes that some younger viewers may find frightening.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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