Jumanji: The Next Level

critic Reviews

71% Fresh Tomatometer Score71%
  • Like many classic games, Jumanji: The Next Level retains core components of what came before while adding enough fresh bits to keep things playable.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David SextonLondon Evening Standard
    It's funny and diverting and it's even found accommodation for the elderly. Thoughtful, that, in a family film.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Noah BerlatskyChicago Reader
    Part of the greatness of the film is the fact that the actors seem to be enjoying themselves so thoroughly.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    A very hard-working film, so much so that it seems to be driven partly by an anxious desire to prove itself capable of matching its predecessor. Ignore this if you can, for it's such a satisfyingly wild ride that its flaws can be forgiven.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Don't bother. Play an old-fashioned board game instead.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Nell MinowRogerEbert.com
    Like all good video games, there's a hint of yet another level at the end for those, like me, who are not yet ready to say Game Over.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Peter TraversRolling Stone
    This up-for-anything sequel to the 2017 reboot brings back the A-list cast (Jack Black is still MVP) for more in-game avatar shenanigans. It's just the ticket if you're looking for a comic blast for the holidays.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Derek DeskinsEdge Media Network
    The story is largely nonexistent, as it truly is played like the next level of a videogame. It makes for a pleasing if exceedingly thin and unmemorable final product.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Sarah Knight AdamsonSarah's Backstage Pass
    All your favorite cast is back, although a very confusing script.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sean PriceThe Spool
    It's packed with enough fun, witty moments to not be a waste of time, despite a few questionable story choices.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    James MarshRTHK Radio 3
    Only in the second half, when it finds its feet and gets back into the groove of what did work in the first film, does it allow itself, and therefore us, to have a good time.
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