Jumanji Poster

Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 1997

PG|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
A magical board game unleashes a world of adventure on siblings Peter (Bradley Pierce) and Judy Shepherd (Kirsten Dunst). While exploring an old mansion, the youngsters find a curious, jungle-themed game called Jumanji in the attic. When they start playing, they free Alan Parrish (Robin Williams), who's been stuck in the game's inner world for decades. If they win Jumanji, the kids can free Alan for good -- but that means braving giant bugs, ill-mannered monkeys and even stampeding rhinos!

Cast: Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Jonathan Hyde, David Alan Grier, Patricia Clarkson

Director: Joe Johnston

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Family

Production Co: TriStar Pictures, Interscope Communications

Keywords: Lighthearted, 1960s, Growing up, Escape, Family, Sister, Brother, 1990s, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Based on a popular children's book by Chris Van Allsburg and directed by that "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" guy Joe Johnston, Jumanji is a calculated but very entertaining special effects extravaganza. [15Dec1995 Pg. 01.D]

  • Regrettably, however, the weird elegance of Chris Van Allsburg's much-praised picture book has been all but lost in translation. show more

  • The result is a thrill ride with enough plunges and turns and loop-the-loops to make it worth a spin. What the picture lacks is the magic and resonance you feel in the best of popular entertainments. show more

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