Alice in Wonderland - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Alice in Wonderland Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 5, 2015
Alice's world is far loonier and mad - and has more teeth. It was a fine departure from the fairy tales of Cinderella and Snow White.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
December 2, 2014
It's not among the studio's best, but it's certainly well worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
December 2, 2014
Disney's frantic take on Lewis Carroll may lack much of the book's illogical charm, but it does contain one of the great proto-psychedelic sequences in cinema.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 6, 2013
...a watchable yet thoroughly forgettable piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
March 20, 2012
Despite nice elements in this Oscar-nominated Disney feature, the movie was at the time a commercial flop, but deserves to be seen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 11, 2011
I'm not sure there's anyone alive that believes the 1951 film lives up to Lewis Carroll's deathless 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but the animated feature remains a perfectly decent slice of kid-friendly surrealism...[Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 1, 2011
plays as a series of colorful, but uneven setpieces that lack an interesting or emotionally engaging heroine to tie them together
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
January 22, 2011
Charm and relative simplicity play like a time capsule of animated movies past, which remind us of the Disney products that captivated our grandparents.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 9, 2010
Surreal Disney classic with wild-card characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 10, 2009
An emotionally chilly exercise... At the same time it is gorgeous indeed, one of the most singular movies in the Disney canon visually.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jo Berry
Empire Magazine
November 3, 2009
Fifty years on the movie is clearly due a reappraisal. It's colourful, fun and as surreal as Disney is ever likely to get, this isn't as good as the books, but works as a cute introduction to them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Fortgang
Film4
November 3, 2009
An enjoyable if rather pallid rendering of Carroll's classic tale.

TV Guide
November 3, 2009
The film is dazzling in its use of color and odd shapes and is enhanced by the distinctive voices of Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter, Sterling Holloway as the Cheshire Cat, Jerry Colonna as the March Hare, and Verna Felton as the Queen of Hearts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
November 3, 2009
What's really disappointing is the undistinguished animation: the film looks and plays more like the Disney shorts than the Disney features.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 13, 2009
Disney's animated musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic is enjoyable and contains a few twisted touches and slanted visuals.
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 20, 2008
Walt Disney has gone a long way towards tightening the leisurely, haphazard adventure of Alice in the wonderland of her imagination.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
If you are not too particular about the images of Carroll and Tenniel, if you are high on Disney whimsey and if you'll take a somewhat slow, uneven pace, you should find this picture entertaining.
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
January 17, 2005
Lovely animation and trippy story ruined by never-ending, excruciating songs.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
February 10, 2004
Even as straightforward eye candy, the film is a near miss
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
January 23, 2004
Disney was and is a studio with an impenetrably inflated sense of quality control.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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