The Prince of Egypt - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Prince of Egypt Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
A disappointing and uninspiring animated feature.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
Striving to look impressive, The Prince of Egypt has no time for heart. This is spirituality without spirit.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
July 12, 2002
Takes itself too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
An inspiring translation of biblical grandeur, turning the story of one of history's greatest heroes into an entertaining, visually dazzling cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 8, 2002
A genuinely great work of art that is also an inspiring and theologically significant narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Leslie Felperin
Sight and Sound
March 3, 2002
Certainly technically-minded cartoon connoisseurs will feel many shivers of admiration on seeing this.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 7, 2001
Maybe we should overlook the fact that the film's music and songs will be forgotten long before its images die away.
| Original Score: 6/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
It takes a familiar story and recreates it on screen in a bold new fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
The 400-member-strong Prince of Egypt team (led by directors Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner and Simon Wells and ramrodded by executive producer Jeffrey Katzenberg) have created a succession of visual wonders.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Glorious artwork, stirring music and a compact story line make this film a winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Shawn Levy
January 1, 2000
Following blindly in the tradition of Disney's animated films of the last decade, The Prince of Egypt is, for no good reason, rendered as a musical.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
The film lacks creative exuberance, any side pockets of joy.
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
The story is big and broad enough as it is, it doesn't need add-ons. It's almost like they set out to out-Disney Disney.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steven Boone
January 1, 2000
The story has been so abbreviated and riddled with songs that there's no sense of climax.
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 1, 2000
Turns out to be another handsome, formulaic changing of the palace guard.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
one of the year's most distinctive, lovingly made movies, a picture that turns a familiar story into something suprisingly exciting, moving and -- yes -- even funny. In a word, 'Prince' rules.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
I wish DreamWorks had been more truly daring instead of merely competitive and worked a little longer at evolving a drawing style that departed more radically from the Disney house style than this film does.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The drawn and computer-animated imagery is top notch and seamlessly integrated, but the central characters' tawny complexions and the often chiaroscuro lighting sometimes obscure all but the whites of their eyes and their pearl-perfect teeth.
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Who'd have ever thought Biblical plagues and pestilence could be summed up in a four-minute musical montage?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Juan M. Mendez
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Tedious, self-important and at times exhausting!
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