Welcome to the Jungle (2013 film)

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Welcome to the Jungle
Welcome to the Jungle(2013) Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Rob Meltzer
Produced by
  • Justin Kanew
  • Luillo Ruiz
Written by Jeff Kauffmann
Music by Karl Preusser
Cinematography Eric Haase
Edited by Harry Yoon
Pimienta Film Company
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • April 27, 2013 (2013-04-27) (Newport Beach Film Festival)
  • February 7, 2014 (2014-02-07) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3.5 million[citation needed]
Box office $87,397 (US domestic video sales)[1]

Welcome to the Jungle is a 2013 American comedy film[2] directed by Rob Meltzer, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adam Brody, Megan Boone, Rob Huebel, Kristen Schaal and Dennis Haysbert. The film premiered at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival.[3]


An office team go on a team-building seminar in the wilderness. The group includes Chris, a meek office worker; Phil, a bully who steals his ideas; Lisa, an HR manager and Chris' love interest; and Jared, a sarcastic slacker. However, when their ex-marine guide is mauled by a tiger, the office workers must fend for themselves.



Shooting took place in Puerto Rico in early 2012.[4]


Rotten Tomatoes, review aggregator, reports that 25% of eight surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 4.3/10.[5] Metacritic rated it 25/100 based on seven reviews.[6] John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "A decent cast is stranded on a desert island with a script best suited for campfire kindling".[7] Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times wrote that the film is not funny or clever enough to work as a satire or farce, though it is unclear for which the film was aiming.[8] Steven Rea of the Philadelphia Inquirer rated it 1.5/4 stars and called it a "bumble-headed throwaway".[9]


  1. ^ "Welcome to the Jungle". the-numbers.com. 
  2. ^ "Van Damme Gets Silly In Two Clips From WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE | Twitch". Twitchfilm.com. 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
  3. ^ Williams, Owen (2014-01-24). "New Red Band Welcome To The Jungle Trailer". Empire. Retrieved 2014-09-09. 
  4. ^ Longwell, Todd (2012-10-20). "Exotic, but still part of the USA". Variety. Retrieved 2014-09-09. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to the Jungle (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-09-09. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to the Jungle". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-09-09. 
  7. ^ DeFore, John (2014-02-07). "Welcome to the Jungle: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-09-09. 
  8. ^ Sharkey, Betsy (2014-02-06). "Review: Nothing can rescue 'Welcome to the Jungle'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-09-09. 
  9. ^ Rea, Steven (2014-02-07). "'Welcome to the Jungle' is a bumble-headed throwaway". Philly.com. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 

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