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Sleeping Beauty Reviews

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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
January 28, 2016
It is a picture that will charm the young and tickle adults, since the old fairy tale has been transferred to the screen by a Disney who kept his tongue in his cheek throughout the film's animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dustin Putman
October 7, 2014
A vision of artistry and pure entertainment, "Sleeping Beauty" will never, ever grow old.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Noel Murray
The Dissolve
October 6, 2014
At once modernist and classical, Disney's Sleeping Beauty takes characters who look like paper cutouts from magazine cartoons and sets them against backdrops that look like expensive wallpaper patterns.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
October 6, 2014
Sleeping Beauty is a masterpiece that looks and sounds better than ever on Blu-ray, and with an outstanding selection of fascinating special features, this is a release that is easily labeled a must-own.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
November 20, 2013
Technical wizardry apart, it's the supporting characters that make the difference, in this case the trio of plump guardians Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, and iconic villainess Maleficent the wicked fairy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Larsen
October 19, 2011
Has poor party etiquette ever been so costly?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Carrie R. Wheadon
Common Sense Media
December 14, 2010
Disney classic is delightful but sometimes scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 12, 2009
One of the handful of Disney features that can be rightfully called perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 20, 2008
Has grown better with age.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
November 3, 2008
The animation is -- as with all the early Disney's -- jaw-droppingly good.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 22, 2008
taken as a childhood adventure, you can't get much better than this film
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
October 18, 2008
A great-looking, colourful old-style classic.
| Original Score: 78/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 13, 2008
...a fine family film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
October 3, 2008
Sleeping Beauty has been regarded as a minor classic for too long. This restored edition should reinforce that it's a classic, period.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 3, 2008
The masterpiece of the Disney Studios' postwar style.
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TIME Magazine
September 2, 2008
The hero and heroine are sugar sculpture, and the witch looks like a clumsy tracing from a Charles Addams cartoon.

TV Guide
September 2, 2008
This was the most expensive animated film to date, and every penny was on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Variety Staff
July 2, 2008
Mary Costa's rich and expressive voice for the title character gives substance and strength to it.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Although this rarely achieves the heights of classics like Snow White and Dumbo, it still has its moments.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
The colors are rich, the sounds are luscious and magic sparkles spurt charmingly from wands.
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