20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 31, 2012
A good one that could have been better with a little less Kirk Douglas and more scientific things to gawk at in wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Humanick
October 18, 2011
Bring on the David Fincher-helmed remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A classic action-adventure for older kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
September 6, 2010
James Mason's portrayal of Captain Nemo is a hard-edged, dramatic performance, with no winking nods or cartoonish layers. You could transport Mason whole into a much darker movie with R-rated violence, and he would fit like a glove.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Richard Luck
March 9, 2009
A breathtaking piece of entertainment, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is amongst the finest live-action films to come out of Disney Studios.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Steve Biodrowski
July 22, 2008
Far superior to the majority of genre efforts from the period (or any period, for that matter), with production design and technical effects that have dated hardly at all.
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Variety Staff
June 6, 2007
Walt Disney's production of 20000 Leagues under the Sea is very special kind of picture, combining photographic ingenuity, imaginative story telling and fiscal daring.

TV Guide
June 6, 2007
One of the best Disney live action films and a classic fantasy-adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 6, 2007
Grandly entertaining.
David Cornelius
July 3, 2006
This is one of Disney's best, and one of the all-time adventure greats. And that, I swear by my tattoo.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This is one of the great movie adventures, fully deserving its canonisation in Disney World.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
As fabulous and fantastic as anything he has ever done in cartoons is Walt Disney's 'live action' movie made from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
September 6, 2003
20,000 Leagues is a sublime story of isolation, of disparate masculine seclusion, akin to those found in such films as Jaws and The Thing.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 20, 2003
...a vision of beauty and excitement for the eye and ear. It's still fun to watch after all these years.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Glenn Abel
Hollywood Reporter
June 14, 2003
The talky 20,000 Leagues probably won't thrill kids fresh from The Matrix, but they may be interested to know that the Verne film was the effects marvel of its day.
Christopher Null
May 4, 2003
Squid battle aside, though, 20,000 Leagues doesn't give us much more pioneering footage, and that doesn't take place until the very end. The rest of the film -- in retrospect -- is just waiting for the finale.
| Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
One of the all-time great fantasy-adventure films.
Michael Szymanski
November 7, 2002
better than the ride at Disney!
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
One of Disney's finest live-action family-flick adventures.
| Original Score: 4.5/5

Boxoffice Magazine
June 13, 2001
Thrill-freighted are the underwater action sequences, topped by a tensely exciting battle with a giant squid...
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