Critic Consensus: Beautiful animation, an affable take on Russian history, and strong voice performances make Anastasia a winning first film from Fox animation studios.
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Critic Reviews for Anastasia
The film's strength lies not just with its haunting melodies, pretty pictures and kid-friendly sidekicks, but in an emotionally gripping script.
Anastasia is OK entertainment. But it never reaches a level of emotional magic.
An ambitious, serious but not particularly stimulating musical feature that unconvincingly attempts to graft warm and cuddly family-film motifs onto turbulent aspects of modern history and mythology.
Bluth has rediscovered the ingredients of quality mainstream animation...
Audience Reviews for Anastasia
Though the pacing may be off at times--and some moments may feel like Disney-rip-offs--Anastasia is a very well-done animated film, and may arguably be the most stunning film of its genre to grace the silver screen. It also contains one of the most beautiful songs ever written for film: "Journey to the Past," and manages to brilliantly blur the line between animation and real-life. With mostly strong dialogue, thrilling sequences, and a powerful, moving story, Anastasia is a triumph.
Disney adapts yet another old story, this time from Russia. Like all of these movies, they're not entirely accurate, but still they're fun and well made. This is a good one too, I liked it.
I was embarrassed to admit that I found Dimitri hot (as a 20-year-old, mind you!), but then I realized that he was voiced by John Cusack. This somehow made it all okay.
|Sophie:||Isn't it romantic? It's a perfect ending.|
|Empress Dowager Marie Fedorovna:||No. It's a perfect beginning.|
|Rasputin:||No one can save you now!|
|Rasputin:||Long live the Romanov's!|
|Anastasia:||Right! I couldn't have said it better myself!|
|Anastasia:||Do you really think I'm royalty?|
|Dimitri:||You know I do!|
|Anastasia:||Then stop bossing me around!|