Jumanji: The Next Level

critic Reviews

, 72% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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
    Andrew GaudionTHN
    It is the level of energy that these performances bring that keeps this whole business rolling along throughout the familiar plot mechanics.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tom BeasleyScreenJabber
    Delivers enough subtle changes to the formula that it feels like these characters are more than justified in returning for another adventure.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    James HantonOuttake Mag
    The plot seriously needs more focus, but this is still a level up from Welcome to the Jungle and again makes the right call in letting the cast do the hard work.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Saibal ChatterjeeNDTV
    Enlivened by a deft combination of nifty special effects, calibrated human emotions and pulse-pounding action [Jumanji: The Next Level] does take the game up a few notches.
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