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Sleeping Beauty Reviews

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 18, 2006
| Original Score: 1/5

May 24, 2003
Is this the point when Disney animation lost its charm?
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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.
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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
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
Nell Minow
October 2, 2003
| Original Score: A
Carrie R. Wheadon
Common Sense Media
December 14, 2010
Disney classic is delightful but sometimes scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 24, 2003
Very VERY 1950s, both in outlook and execution, but still brimming with wit and powerfully moving at times.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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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.
Christopher Null
September 4, 2003
not exactly the type of movie you sing along to
| Original Score: 4/5
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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.
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 6, 2002
Despite being understandably technologically eclipsed... Sleeping Beauty still possesses an ageless Technirama charm and joie de vivre that's hard to find in many modern children's films.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 13, 2008
...a fine family film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 20, 2008
Has grown better with age.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
June 25, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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