Sleeping Beauty Reviews

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October 18, 2019
Walt Disney's latest, costliest feature-length cartoon. It probably will make millions in dollars, pounds, marks and other currencies but there is a dismaying monster-horror bigness in this inflated version of the fairy-tale.
August 7, 2019
Consistently has the aura of an old fairy tale, lovingly told, and the ingenious use of Tchaikovsky's ballet as the film's score reinforces its timelessness.
May 8, 2019
One of Disney's most beautiful films with one of its best villains
March 14, 2018
Sleeping Beauty is frightening, overcoloured, overanimated and overwhelmingly vulgar, with a lot of lugubrious wordage set to Tchaikovsky's music.
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.
October 7, 2014
A vision of artistry and pure entertainment, "Sleeping Beauty" will never, ever grow old.
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.
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.
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.
October 19, 2011
Has poor party etiquette ever been so costly?
December 14, 2010
Disney classic is delightful but sometimes scary.
November 12, 2009
One of the handful of Disney features that can be rightfully called perfect.
December 20, 2008
Has grown better with age.
November 3, 2008
The animation is -- as with all the early Disney's -- jaw-droppingly good.
October 22, 2008
taken as a childhood adventure, you can't get much better than this film
October 18, 2008
A great-looking, colourful old-style classic.
October 13, 2008
...a fine family film.
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.
September 3, 2008
The masterpiece of the Disney Studios' postwar style.
Top Critic
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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