Jason and the Argonauts Reviews

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August 24, 2020
Though a worthy addition to the series of fantasy films adorned with Harryhausen's animation, the characters and creatures don't make the list of his most iconic concoctions.
April 12, 2020
But what puts it over the top is a strange sense of melancholy pervading the machismo heroics.
October 10, 2018
Jason and the Argonauts exists now mostly as a fine piece of nostalgia. Viewed clearly, it's a poorly-made collection of fantastical tropes. Through rose-colored glasses, though, it's a vibrant, colorful masterpiece of cheese.
January 7, 2016
Great old-fashioned fun, spiced with imaginative Ray Harryhausen's special effects.
December 5, 2014
Special-effects buffs generally cite this 1963 effort by Ray Harryhausen as the master's masterpiece, and his work does a great deal to enliven the tired plot and vacuous stars.
April 7, 2014
"Jason and the Argonauts" features some of Harryhausen's most memorable stop-motion creations, including the giant bronze statue Talos and a creepy army of swordfighting skeletons.
November 18, 2013
Made while Hollywood was plundering Roman history at vast expense, this British picture went further back in time and created a niche of its own.
November 18, 2013
The Gone With The Wind of stop-frame animation.
August 19, 2013
All the fights are stunningly put together and still deliver in action terms. This may be an old story but it feels very much alive.
May 20, 2013
A great adventure movie... presents spectacle in the most wide-eyed, awe-inspired register.
November 27, 2012
One of Ray Harryhausen's finest moments, the remarkable special effects are still pretty impressive even in today's CG-shaped world.
November 27, 2012
What a blast!
November 27, 2012
For sheer old-fashioned, childhood rekindling adventure you really can't go past it.
January 2, 2011
A stop-motion animation masterwork.
December 30, 2010
The sheer outlandish nature of the production sets it apart from many of the mythology-inspired films of its era.
October 16, 2010
For true Ray Harryhausen fans, Jason and the Argonauts will remain one of his greatest feats. And if you bring yourself back to the era, you'll find a world of wonder yourself.
August 11, 2010
(A) fantasia of the classic Greek myth with a brawny odyssey through lands of magic, all at the behest of the gods using humans as pieces in their competitive games and wagers.
August 2, 2010
In a cinema landscape populated with all kinds of digitally created creatures and setpieces, it's nice to take a look back and witness the birth of these ideas.
February 13, 2010
Easygoing satire of mythical determinism
March 26, 2009
The $3 million film has a workable scenario and has been directed resourcefully and spiritedly by Don Chaffey, under whose leadership a colorful cast performs with zeal.
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