Pinocchio Reviews

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Charles Solomon
Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2013
Although it may lack the heart-tugging appeal of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the consensus among animation fans is that 1940's Pinocchio remains the most perfect animated feature Walt Disney produced.
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
November 15, 2013
Some films you think you know well, until you revisit them, and are struck all over again by that sense of wonder that moved you in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
February 14, 2012
Even in our cynical age, it still manages to impress.
Kevin Harley
Total Film
February 14, 2012
At the heart of this art is the thrill of the then-new: when Pinocchio hits sea-base and gushes "Gee! What a big place!", we share a sense of joy at the filmmakers' creative adventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 29, 2009
One of the crown jewels of American cinema, and arguably the most beautiful animated movie in history.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
April 11, 2009
Dreams are something we all need to have, irrespective of age; this uplifting fable reminds us of that.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
March 26, 2009
Continues to shine bright as one of the most magical and delightful films in the Disney animated library.
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
March 20, 2009
Pinocchio is above all a cautionary story of the dangers that lurk beyond the comforting arms of the family.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
March 17, 2009
In spirit a classical European fairy tale, full of wonder and terror … a pinnacle of artistic achievement that, after Bambi, classic Disney would never even try to match again.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
March 15, 2009
The original Scared Straight!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 13, 2009
It's still amazing to watch the sheer delight in movement and the sheer joy in decorating the frame with colors and shapes.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
March 10, 2009
Nope, no perverted subtext here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
September 3, 2008
Pinocchio is a substantial piece of entertainment for young and old.
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TIME Magazine
August 31, 2008
The charm, humor and loving care with which it treats its inanimate characters puts it in a class by itself.
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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times
March 10, 2008
It still is the best thing Mr. Disney has done and therefore the best cartoon ever made.
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Geoff Brown
Time Out
March 10, 2008
Probably shows Disney's virtues and vices more clearly than any other cartoon.

Film4
March 10, 2008
A witty, touching, beautifully composed fable with strong biblical undertones.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 10, 2008
The moral lessons include a literalization of metaphors about lying and other forms of misbehaving, and the grasp of a little boy's emotions and behavior often borders on the uncanny.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 27, 2007
Can be enjoyed by both the young and old for its fine detailed craftsmanship and pleasing fairytale story.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
December 22, 2005
For today's knotty kids, Pinocchio's tale still has a few lessons, especially for little boys who lie, ditch school and go to amusement parks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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