Tarzan Reviews

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Tarzan is as full and seasoned a crop as one could expect from a field that has already been cultivated too many times.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
An exhilarating adventure with an aching emotional tale at its heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 3, 2002
Disney's finest achievement since 1942's "Bambi," a film it resembles in many ways.
| Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
So far, the most entertaining film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
A buoyant, often thrilling piece of animation that more or less does for the Central African rain forest what The Lion King did for the East African savanna.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Disney hews closer to Burroughs, both in concept and in details, than most of the versions that followed.
Top Critic
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Travels light, moves quickly and leaves very little in its wake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
A fine family film that affirms our spirit connection with all members of the animal kingdom.
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Minnie Driver gives Jane a throaty, teasing allure that suggests nights in the jungle won't be Disney dull for the T-man.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
a fast-paced visual marvel with heart and a bit of humor
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Another beautifully-crafted film with a compelling story line from the people who seem to churn this stuff out like clockwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Though it relinquishes some of Disney's toehold on an adult audience for animation, Tarzan is sprightly and likable in ways that are hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
The opening ten minutes of Disney's Tarzan represent as gripping and mature an example of animated film-making as I've ever seen!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
From a purely visual standpoint, this may be the most impressive of all of Disney's traditionally animated features!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Something deep within the Tarzan myth speaks to us, and Disney's new animated Tarzan captures it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
A film for Uncle Walt to be proud of -- with a strong story- line and superior animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Sean Means
January 1, 2000
Tarzan will thrill and inspire children and their parents alike.
Top Critic
Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
Tarzan is both lush and bustling!
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
A pleasure to watch, full of excitement and fun, and not over-heavy on the sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: A-

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Animated to perfection, the film is especially captivating as Tarzan zips through the jungle like he's surfing the tree cover.
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