Anastasia (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Anastasia (1997)



Critic Consensus: Beautiful animation, an affable take on Russian history, and strong voice performances make Anastasia a winning first film from Fox animation studios.

Movie Info

Timeless Tales: Anastasia offers a family friendly animated story about the daughter of the last Russian Czar. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovimore
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: Susan Gauthier, Bruce Graham, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Eric Tuchman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 16, 1999
20th Century Fox


Meg Ryan
as Anastasia
John Cusack
as Dimitri
Kirsten Dunst
as Young Anastasia
Angela Lansbury
as Dowager Empress Mari...
Liz Callaway
as Singing Voice of Ana...
Andrea Martin
as Phlegmenkoff/Old Wom...
Debra Mooney
as Actress
Arthur Malet
as Travelling Man/Major...
Charity James
as Anastasia Imposter
Lacey Chabert
as Singing Voice of You...
Jim Cummings
as Singing Voice of Ras...
Jonathan Dokuchitz
as Singing Voice of Dim...
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News & Interviews for Anastasia

Critic Reviews for Anastasia

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (11)

An ambitious, serious but not particularly stimulating musical feature that unconvincingly attempts to graft warm and cuddly family-film motifs onto turbulent aspects of modern history and mythology.

Full Review… | September 1, 2008
Top Critic

Bluth has rediscovered the ingredients of quality mainstream animation...

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A gorgeous piece of work.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Any film that echoes the landscape of Doctor Zhivago is hard to dislike for too long.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Anastasia re-writes the events surrounding the Russian Revolution so thoroughly it becomes a sort of screwball action movie cum Broadway musical inspired by the Brothers Grimm.

Full Review… | November 29, 2015

It's Bluth and company's skill as artists, as well as some of the better celebrity voice casting in an animated movie of the 1990s, that give Anastasia its merit.

Full Review… | January 22, 2011
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Anastasia

Not Disney but Don Bluth puts together a nice fresh movie with a solid voice cast!

John Manard

Super Reviewer


Though the pacing may be off at times--and some moments may feel like Disney-rip-offs--Anastasia is a very well-done animated film, and may arguably be the most stunning film of its genre to grace the silver screen. It also contains one of the most beautiful songs ever written for film: "Journey to the Past," and manages to brilliantly blur the line between animation and real-life. With mostly strong dialogue, thrilling sequences, and a powerful, moving story, Anastasia is a triumph.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

Disney adapts yet another old story, this time from Russia. Like all of these movies, they're not entirely accurate, but still they're fun and well made. This is a good one too, I liked it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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