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  • Summary: A company retreat on a tropical island goes terribly awry.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Noah Berlatsky
    Feb 6, 2014
    60
    The film is hyper-aware of the ridiculousness of the patriarchal obsession with masculinity-as-penis-size—and yet, in the end, and rather helplessly, it’s still mired in a banal narrative of masculine self-actualization.
  2. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Feb 5, 2014
    50
    Van Damme’s performance is about the only element left unscathed by the movie’s compulsion to point out its own absurdity.
  3. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Feb 7, 2014
    38
    Director Rob Meltzer, who made the kind-of-amusing meta short "I Am Stamos," directs things in shameless, let's-get-this-thing-over-with style, throwing in some gratuitous topless (female) nudity and allowing the usually amusing Kristen Schaal to let loose with a barrage of potty-mouthisms.
  4. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Feb 6, 2014
    30
    It is difficult to tell whether the filmmakers intended Welcome to the Jungle as a satire or a farce. It is neither funny enough, nor clever enough, to measure up in either case.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Feb 9, 2014
    20
    The story makes 94 minutes seem as long as a season of Lost and as fresh as the seventh viewing of a Gilligan's Island rerun.
  6. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Feb 6, 2014
    20
    The real challenge is for viewers, who must tolerate overacting, idiotic scatological jokes and juvenile innuendo. The only way it might be endurable is if you’re wasted, too.
  7. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Feb 4, 2014
    0
    Welcome to the Jungle, directed by Rob Meltzer from a script by Jeff Kauffmann, is satanically bad.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Aug 20, 2014
    10
    i love it, they catch me with the plot twist ,i enjoyed so much, good cast , i like it i dont know why people doesnt like? comedy and dramai love it, they catch me with the plot twist ,i enjoyed so much, good cast , i like it i dont know why people doesnt like? comedy and drama its very funny Expand
  2. Mar 25, 2014
    6
    Could have been better,would have liked to see more of van damme ,but apart from his character nothing
    stood out in the movie,idea was
    Could have been better,would have liked to see more of van damme ,but apart from his character nothing
    stood out in the movie,idea was right,execution could have been better
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  3. Apr 19, 2014
    4
    It's a comedy largely devoid of humor. Not even it's unique island theme or the inclusion of Van Damme and Kristen Schaal are able to addIt's a comedy largely devoid of humor. Not even it's unique island theme or the inclusion of Van Damme and Kristen Schaal are able to add anything funny to the mix. You'll be lucky to hear one or two funny one-liners, and I'm not about to complain about the topless ladies, but overall there are a lot better and funnier alternatives out there. Just do yourself a favor and skip this one. I give it a 4.5/10-Bad. Expand
  4. Mar 20, 2014
    4
    The movie maker might have thought using Van Damme would brighten up
    this movie but terribly failed. It is not funny, it is not adventurous
    The movie maker might have thought using Van Damme would brighten up
    this movie but terribly failed. It is not funny, it is not adventurous
    and it is not even look like a big screen movie. The quality of
    production was the only interesting thought they did not spend it
    wisely and broadly. You can watch this movie from first to last, but
    you can't enjoy it any portion of it. This movie was based on a silly
    concept with okayish actors in it which looked like a weekend movie
    that aired on a television. Hope you guys won't end in a disappointment
    like me for choosing this movie to watch.

    ✰✰✰✰/10
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  5. Feb 18, 2015
    3
    I'm very curious on how this movie come to be. It's nothing more than cheesy dialogues and entirely predictable jokes, but it manages toI'm very curious on how this movie come to be. It's nothing more than cheesy dialogues and entirely predictable jokes, but it manages to include Jean Claude Van Damme and Daniel Haybert, who have more credential in action. Not to mention the attempt in humor is very crude, it’s practically littered with profanity as well as decades old slapstick.

    The story follows a group of company workers who are sent to an island for teamwork drill. They hired Van Damme as the guide but he is far from special force veteran here. Not before long everything falls apart and it becomes torturous castaway flick. Characters are stereotypical, you have your overly nice guy, scruffy sidekick for comedy, pretty love interest and that one annoying boss.

    Everyone behaves in straightforward manner following template from 90s comedy, the other cast not only lacks any hint common sense, they are also interchangeable extras. Jokes aren't funny in the slightest, with most are attributed with vulgar or racial tone. It tries hard way too much it becomes too unnatural. Perhaps this is to showcase the stagnant work place can be and how people would like to become more than they are, but it delivers the idea in such feeble manner, crediting them such effort is an overstatement.

    Van Damme, maybe, wants to broaden his acting range. This character is so different from his usual stint, it could be interesting for a few scenes, but it becomes too tired too fast. In fact, the movie feels way too lengthy for such thin material. It really wastes not only audience's time but also dulls their senses.

    Avoid at all cost. It is worth neither your money nor time.
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