Anastasia Reviews

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Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 22, 2011
It's Bluth and company's skill as artists, as well as some of the better celebrity voice casting in an animated movie of the 1990s, that give Anastasia its merit.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Beautiful, not factual depiction of missing Russian duchess.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Lisa Osborne
Boxoffice Magazine
October 18, 2008
This enchanting fairy-tale, the first release from Fox Animation Studios, is pure family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 1, 2008
There is much for tots to enjoy: decent songs, an amusing script and some surprisingly imaginative animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Film4
September 1, 2008
It does veer horribly towards the sentimental at times, but still provides proof positive that other people can do cartoons too.
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com
March 13, 2006
I have nothing but superlatives for this, a most phenomenal film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
March 6, 2006
...it's the typical boy-meets-girl-boy-annoys-girl-boy-and-girl-snipe-at-each-other-as-a-disguise-for-being-fond-of-each-other relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Bluth has rediscovered the ingredients of quality mainstream animation...
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
It proves that Disney can be beaten at their own game.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Bluth and Goldman have created a quality animation work, with some individual scenes bordering on the extraordinary, that does a solid job in telling the mythical adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
December 31, 2004
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Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
An entertaining romp through history and romance that is best suited to young girls who should enjoy its G-rated passion.
| Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...Absolutely on a par with recent Disney greats like Beauty and The Beast and Aladdin...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The story may be a trifle complex for very young viewers, but for most, Anastasia serves up a tasty tale about a fairy-tale princess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 3, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
A gorgeous piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
In a fall season that's already given us its share of turkeys, there should be room for any film as handsome and touching as this one.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 28, 2002
This entertaining animated feature is a dream-catcher, tapping into the universal yearning for home and love.
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