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Bambi Reviews

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
March 3, 2005
"Look, Ma! No fungus and no moss-syphilis!"
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
February 28, 2005
Bambi is . . . MALE?!
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 8, 2005
There are two ways to look at Bambi/i>: as a museum piece or as entertainment. Focus on the latter and the film unravels.
| Original Score: C+
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
June 17, 2004
Overrated by people who never read the original book and think kids' voices with speech impediments are cute.
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
... introduced us to a Hobbesian world where bad things could happen to the adorable, and sent thousands of children blubbering into theater lobbies around the world.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
Beautiful in every sense of the word. I consider it the finest Disney Classic out there.
| Original Score: 5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 17, 2011
Arguably Disney's greatest masterpiece, this sophisticated animation is one that continues to delight audiences of all ages
Brian Orndorf
March 7, 2011
Even Daryl Hall would have to admit this is one of the finest animated features committed to film, produced and packaged during Walt Disney's ballsiest years of control.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 2, 2009
Vies only with Pinocchio as the most technically accomplished work of animation to come from the studio's Golden Age... the last gasp of a maturity and gravity that would immediately disappear from Disney's features.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 3, 2008
This animated feature based on Felix Salten's book about the coming of age of a fawn and his various forest friends (including the beloved Thumper) does convey some of the primal emotional power of Disney's features during this period.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 3, 2005
I had forgotten how utterly, astonishingly beautiful the film is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Andrew Osmond
Empire Magazine
February 2, 2005
The fun and fear, the silliness and heartbreak, are taken to vivid extremes by Walt's entwining of high art and what snobs will always deride as Disney-kitsch.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
August 9, 2007
Still a fantastic fable with some excellent animation and a great story
| Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 3, 2013
Feels so much more like an animation experiment than it does a movie.
Top Critic
Variety Staff
September 2, 2008
The glow and texture of the Disney brush reach new heights, especially in the treatment of a summer thunderstorm and a raging snowstorm.
Staci Layne Wilson
December 31, 2004
The circle of life is shown to dramatic effect in the changes of the seasons, and the growing of the animals from toddlers, to adolescents, to adults.
Christopher Null
February 24, 2005
People just really like cuddly animals, and there's not a dang thing you can do about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 15, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 20, 2005
Short and to the point, Bambi is an enduring classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 26, 2011
Animation that couldn't seem more real, even if it were made today with motion-capture dots plastered all over a baby deer.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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