Aladdin Reviews

May 27, 2019
The new telling brings little that feels essential, and the missing elements-chiefly, the controlled chaos and unbridled comedy of the late Robin Williams' vocal performance-have given the film's candy-colored visual palate a homesick pall.
May 27, 2019
In short, it's a whole old world.
May 24, 2019
Marwan Kenzari snarls it up as the villainous Jafar, while Nasim Pedrad is endearing and funny as Jasmine's handmaiden and best friend Dalia...
May 24, 2019
There are efforts made, whether through good faith or just market savvy, to update Princess Jasmine into a people's champion who might prefer ruling to romance. Enough to make you wish the Disney people had gone whole hog and just called it Jasmine.
May 24, 2019
With "Aladdin," they've done the leveling with just enough style and pizazz that most moviegoers won't care that it's a retread, and the leads are good enough to make you hope they'll go on to something real.
May 24, 2019
Smith understandably didn't want to compete with Williams, but as the big, blue, top-knotted Genie, he's uncharacteristically bland. Even the magic carpet in this movie looks bummed out.
May 24, 2019
Disney needs three wishes for its live-action "Aladdin" remake: for a better Genie, a better script and a soul.
May 23, 2019
Of course, if one really wanted to hear awkward and over-emoted interpretations of classic Disney songs, they could save themselves the trouble of buying a movie ticket and just check into the nearest middle-school talent show.
May 23, 2019
The few light laughs aren't enough to justify awakening the Genie. But he's out, and it's too late now to stuff him back in the lamp.
May 23, 2019
To borrow Dalia's description of Genie's courtship skills, this earnest but awkward "Aladdin" is "clumsy, but in a charming sort of way."