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For the past 26 years Alan Parish (Williams) has been stuck in the netherworld of Jumanji, a jungle-themed board game that sucks players into its alternate universe. When unsuspecting youngsters Judy (Dunst) and Peter (Pierce) happen upon the game and begin to play, they release Williams and a jungle full of rampaging beasts from the game and into the present. Loosely based on Chris Van Allsburg's children's book, the film version relies too heavily on cutting-edge special effects to make up for a thin story. Many of the creatures and effects are utterly too bizarre and unsettling for younger audiences. With a $65 million pricetag, Jumanji is definitely a roll of the dice.

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Available on Running time 104 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Fantasy, Wild Kingdom, Jungle Stories, Lost Worlds, Parallel Universe, Rescue Missions Involving Time Travel, Top Grossing Films of 1995, Special FX Extravaganzas, Cops, Dads
Jonathan Hensleigh
Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Bradley Michael Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Jonathan Hyde, David Alan Grier, Adam Hann-Byrd
Thomas Ackerman
Joe Johnston
James Horner
Scott Kroopf, Ted Field, Robert W. Cort, Larry J. Franco, Tri-Star Pictures

Visitor Reviews

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I'm so glad this could never happen in real life. Can you imagine getting sucked into a board game? That would be so scary. The fun thing about the board game is that things actually happen, meaning things come to life, on every turn. That would be awesome! This movie was hilarious. It had a great cast as well. I loved this movie as a child and still enjoy watching from time to time. My sister and I were so excited when our parents bought us the board game. Obviously it was just a board game though. But it would have been fun if it could come alive like in the movie. This was a great comedy and I'd recommend it.