Aladdin Reviews

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
November 19, 2013
Aladdin is a film of wonders. To see it is to be the smallest child, open-mouthed at the screen's sense of magic, as well as the most knowing adult, eager to laugh at some surprisingly sly humor.
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
November 19, 2013
What makes this animated feature such intense, giddy fun is the eruption of uninhibited parody that Robin Williams provides as the voice of the Genie in Aladdin's lamp.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
November 19, 2013
Aladdin is a marvel of the cartoonist's art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
November 19, 2013
Disney's latest animated feature is a thoroughly satisfying musical-comedy romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 19, 2013
Forget about the lamp. Aladdin is all anyone could wish for in holiday entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
November 19, 2013
This hilariously hip and thoroughly gorgeous motion picture is nothing less than the crowning achievement -- so far -- of Disney's revitalized animation department.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 13, 2009
The results are fun and fast moving, but far from sublime.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
September 1, 2008
It juggles a '90s impudence with the old Disney swank and heart.
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 20, 2008
Floridly beautiful, shamelessly derivative and infused with an irreverent, sophisticated comic flair thanks to Robin Williams' vocal calisthenics...
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Visually, it's a treat, a perfect marriage of hi-tech graphics and the traditional Disney virtue of strong characterisation and colour.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The fundamentals here go beyond first-rate: animation both gorgeous and thoughtful, several wonderful songs and a wealth of funny minor figures on the sidelines, practicing foolproof Disney tricks.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
So funny and scrappy you don't need to drag a kid along.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Much of the humor comes courtesy of Williams, who deserves (but won't get) an Oscar nomination for his vocal versatility.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
There's a good chance you're going to enjoy Aladdin more than the children.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A magic carpet ride, a flight aboard a supersonic little Persian steered by all the wishes that ever were.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Robin Williams and animation were born for one another, and in Aladdin they finally meet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Entertainment Weekly
November 11, 1992
Those of you expecting the comfy family-sedan ride of Beauty and the Beast are in for a shock-the immensely enjoyable Aladdin roars off the Disney production line like the latest-model sports car.
Full Review | Original Score: A