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The Polar Express Reviews

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
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Tom Hanks (in a number of roles) and the other actors do a nice job of voicing their parts, but the waxy animated faces they've been given are off-putting.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

December 9, 2013
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

All the shiny images in the world can't hide the emptiness of the narrative.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 11, 2004
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Another powerful children's story dulled into mediocrity by the worship of technology.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 11, 2004
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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A train wreck of mind-numbing proportions.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

December 9, 2013
Sloan Freer
Radio Times

Though the emotion feels contrived, that's nothing compared to the flashy set pieces and meticulous detail, which do more to flaunt the technology than move along the story.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

December 9, 2013
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Either the year's worst children's film or its best horror flick.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 1/4

November 10, 2004
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

The stilted animation can't keep up with Hanks' effervescence. ... Besides, all the vivacity in the world can't help a movie that has no story.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C-

November 9, 2004
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review

Frankly put, this film does not look good. It creates a bizarre, ugly world where everything seems more than a little bit off.

Full Review Source: Reno News and Review | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 12, 2004
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies

Outstanding visual effects struggle to overwhelm a flawed film.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

November 12, 2004
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Based on the children's book by Chris Van Allsburg, this computer-animated feature is a grave and disappointing failure, as much of imagination as of technology.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 9, 2004
Rebecca Murray
About.com

Truth be told, there were a few scenes when it felt like this movie could have been more aptly described as a Halloween trick than a Christmas treat.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: C

November 12, 2004
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Even when you look past the unnecessary dangers that the dehumanized child characters in "The Polar Express" experience, you're left with a hammered-home theme that says you must believe in a lie to be satisfied on a personal level.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C-

April 19, 2009
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Certain moments will amaze... but these new digital characters very often look stiff and spooky, like a wax museum dummy that you could swear just moved.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 12, 2004
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

Zemeckis had a chance to do something truly wonderful. Instead, he slaps together something depressingly mediocre.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

December 2, 2004
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

Watching it is sort of like being slammed over the head for 105 minutes with a mallet made of marzipan.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 10, 2004
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

It's too mechanical in its perfection and too driven and premeditated in its attempts to impress us to muster the warmth and good cheer for which it's also striving.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 10, 2004
Derek Adams
Time Out
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As a complete package, Zemeckis' surreal, hallucinogenic adventure is pretty inconsequential.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Combine the dead eyes with the shiny skin and Polar Express becomes a Christmas pageant enacted by the kids from Village of the Damned after being dipped in wax.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

November 9, 2004
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

Its storybook look and early energy is enthralling, but the end message is not so much that believing keeps you young as it does guarantee membership in an important club.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 14, 2004
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

More like Night of the Living Dead.

| Original Score: C-

December 25, 2005
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
November 20, 2004
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