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Jason and the Argonauts Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2016
Great old-fashioned fun, spiced with imaginative Ray Harryhausen's special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2013
A great adventure movie... presents spectacle in the most wide-eyed, awe-inspired register.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2012
What a blast!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 27, 2012
For sheer old-fashioned, childhood rekindling adventure you really can't go past it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2011
A stop-motion animation masterwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2010
The sheer outlandish nature of the production sets it apart from many of the mythology-inspired films of its era.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
July 24, 2008
It mostly comes alive through the imaginative special effects by Ray Harryhausen, the maven of stop-motion animation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 14, 2007
The film's engaging use of Greek mythology, entertaining supporting performances (the star, Todd Armstrong, is a bit bland), and outstanding model work (A six-headed Hydra! Seven fencing skeletons!) make it an ideal collector's classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
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