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Legend of Tarzan, The (12A)

Legend of Tarzan, The (12A)

Action, Adventure

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

The critical consensus

Committed performances aren’t enough to save this film from uncomfortable colonial optics, uninspiring CGI and tedious plotlines.

**(*)(*)(*)Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian, 29/06/2016

Not so much a ripping yarn, more of a dripping yarn, Yates’ reinterpretation of the Lord Of The Jungle is a big disappointment. It may be some time before Tarzan swings again.

**(*)(*)(*)Chris Hewitt, Empire Online, 29/06/2016

Beautiful but bland take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’s wild man, with Alexander Skarsgård.

**(*)(*)(*)Emma Simmonds, The List, 04/07/2016

What it lacks is any real attitude, oomph or new perspective on the characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 06/07/2016

Tarzan goes on a diplomatic mission to his old swinging ground in this well-meaning but ultimately toothless update.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 07/07/2016

The result is an adventure yarn that feels worthy and well-intentioned but never that thrilling.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 08/07/2016

Despite lavish special effects and the screenwriters’ best efforts to square the story with modern sensibilities, this jungle reboot ain’t quite got that swing.

***(*)(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 10/07/2016

Features about Legend of Tarzan, The (12A)

How Tarzan evolved from oaf to toff and back again.

Ryan Gilbey, The Guardian, 09/07/2016

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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