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Pinocchio Reviews

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Top Critic
Geoff Brown
Time Out
March 10, 2008
Probably shows Disney's virtues and vices more clearly than any other cartoon.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
March 10, 2009
Nope, no perverted subtext here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Was there ever a scarier, more exciting animated feature than Pinocchio?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 4, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 3, 2002
Perhaps the high water mark for Walt Disney Pictures. Sixty-five years still haven't produced its equal.
| Original Score: 5/5
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
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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.
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.
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.
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Variety Staff
September 3, 2008
Pinocchio is a substantial piece of entertainment for young and old.
Christopher Null
February 13, 2001
Pinocchio is truly a frightening tale that parents need to carefully consider whether to show their children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 17, 2003
Clearly the high-water mark of Disney's animated features; very nearly the high-water mark of American commercial film.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 6, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 3, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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