Jason and the Argonauts - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jason and the Argonauts Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Howard Thompson
New York Times
May 9, 2005
This absurd, unwieldy adventure -- if that's the word -- is no worse, but certainly no better, than most of its kind.
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TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
The straight story of Jason's exploits, told with magic and imagination and a minimum of studio trickery, might have been delightful. This version is more bull than Bulfinch.
Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian
April 7, 2014
"Jason and the Argonauts" features some of Harryhausen's most memorable stop-motion creations, including the giant bronze statue Talos and a creepy army of swordfighting skeletons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A stop-motion animation masterwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adrian Turner
Radio Times
November 18, 2013
Made while Hollywood was plundering Roman history at vast expense, this British picture went further back in time and created a niche of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
February 13, 2010
Easygoing satire of mythical determinism
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
Saturday matinee fun in the finest tradition.
| Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 20, 2013
A great adventure movie... presents spectacle in the most wide-eyed, awe-inspired register.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 25, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Great fun, as these things go, with a Bernard Herrmann score to boot.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
The $3 million film has a workable scenario and has been directed resourcefully and spiritedly by Don Chaffey, under whose leadership a colorful cast performs with zeal.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
May 22, 2004
Ray Harryhausen's finest hour is a fun and classic romp through the classics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 2, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 24, 2008
It mostly comes alive through the imaginative special effects by Ray Harryhausen, the maven of stop-motion animation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
August 11, 2010
(A) fantasia of the classic Greek myth with a brawny odyssey through lands of magic, all at the behest of the gods using humans as pieces in their competitive games and wagers.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2010
In a cinema landscape populated with all kinds of digitally created creatures and setpieces, it's nice to take a look back and witness the birth of these ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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