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Based on 9 Reviews
critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    May be the biggest gathering of high-decibel performers in one movie. But they work well together and some are truly excellent. show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Draggy and contrived. show more

  • 40
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The script originally began life as a stage play, but still feels underwritten. show more

  • 60
    F. X. Feeney L.A. Weekly

    Overall, King of the Jungle never quite achieves a necessary, culminating insight about charity, or mercy -- though Leguizamo's performance puts one in reach. show more

  • 60
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    Mr. Rosenfeld is a writer whose talent shines through in the way he harvests minute pearls. show more

  • 50
    Robert Koehler Variety

    Story's spurts of violence are designed to tear Seymour's world apart , but Rosenfeld's scripting and directing choices tend to lessen impact of a potentially gut-wrenching urban tale. show more

  • 40
    Mark Holcomb Village Voice

    Rosenfeld's film doesn't have much of a story to tell and tells it rather routinely. show more

  • 40
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    The merely depressing ultimately gives way to the contrived in Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's King of the Jungle. show more

  • 40
    Robert Wilonsky New Times (L.A.)

    Leguizamo is all twitches and spasms; there's not a bit of subtlety in his high-wire performance. By the time you get past it, the film bogs down in dime-store potboiling. show more

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