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.
| Original Score: 7/10
Beautiful, not factual depiction of missing Russian duchess.
| Original Score: 4/5
This enchanting fairy-tale, the first release from Fox Animation Studios, is pure family entertainment.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
There is much for tots to enjoy: decent songs, an amusing script and some surprisingly imaginative animation.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
It does veer horribly towards the sentimental at times, but still provides proof positive that other people can do cartoons too.
I have nothing but superlatives for this, a most phenomenal film.
| Original Score: 5/5
...it's the typical boy-meets-girl-boy-annoys-girl-boy-and-girl-snipe-at-each-other-as-a-disguise-for-being-fond-of-each-other relationship.
Bluth has rediscovered the ingredients of quality mainstream animation...
It proves that Disney can be beaten at their own game.
Bluth and Goldman have created a quality animation work, with some individual scenes bordering on the extraordinary, that does a solid job in telling the mythical adventure.
| Original Score: B
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Basically reduces the Russian Revolution to a big kaboodle of cuteness, which may give kids the wrong impression of what actually happened.
| Original Score: C-
An entertaining romp through history and romance that is best suited to young girls who should enjoy its G-rated passion.
| Original Score: 3/4
...Absolutely on a par with recent Disney greats like Beauty and The Beast and Aladdin...
The story may be a trifle complex for very young viewers, but for most, Anastasia serves up a tasty tale about a fairy-tale princess.
| Original Score: 3/4
A gorgeous piece of work.
| Original Score: 4/4
In a fall season that's already given us its share of turkeys, there should be room for any film as handsome and touching as this one.
This entertaining animated feature is a dream-catcher, tapping into the universal yearning for home and love.
[They] think all the world wants is an inane plot to justify the drawing of it,and that's enough. Kids have never been that stupid & they will never be.
| Original Score: 3