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Pocahontas Reviews

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Laura Shapiro
Newsweek
September 2, 2008
Just about everything in this lavish, animated feature is for the pigtail set.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
September 2, 2008
[A] handsome, deeply felt, even more deeply reverent animated musical.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 2, 2008
Overall this seems like a reasonable stab at an impossible agenda.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
September 2, 2008
All Disney has really done in its disappointing 33rd animated feature is revive the stereotype of the Noble Savage.
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Jeremy Gerard
Variety
May 26, 2008
The Disney artists have created a vivid palette for the picture.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 27, 2007
Why make a Disney cartoon and take all the fun out of it?
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Pocahontas can't get stirred dramatically for political correctness, the finale will please nobody, and the songs are duff. That said, there are enough incidental felicities to pass the time pleasantly.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Any damage such revisionist history may impose on young minds is offset by the honestly inspiring thoughts Pocahontas offers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Disney's 33rd animated feature, and its first with characters based on real people, is a stunning movie with clever twists, vivid characterizations, insightful songs and a surprising harvest of revisionist history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Disney deserves praise for raising the ante on its ambitions in animation. Next time, though, a little less civics lesson and a little more heart.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Adult viewers, spoiled by what has come before, may feel that this film, which relates the legendary romance between a chief's daughter and English adventurer John Smith in the New World, is more by-the-numbers than inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
As for the songs, they're guaranteed to keep your shoes glued to the floor
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Imagine a cult Disney cartoon, for this may be it.
| Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Taking advantage of the studio's breathtakingly intricate animation, directors Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg have breathed vitality into this, the fifth 'new wave' Disney animated picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Pocahontas is the best-looking of the modern Disney animated features, and one of the more thoughtful: It is about real issues, even if it treats them with naive idealism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4