Bedknobs and Broomsticks Reviews

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September 15, 2020
Charming underrated Disney live action musical
February 11, 2020
David Tomlinson does his English Fred MacMurray act rather well, Miss Lansbury is as watchable as always and the children aren't too awful. It'll take a mint of money, but not mine.
February 11, 2020
[Bedknobs and Broomsticks] would be standard Disney if it were not for a beguiling performance by Angela Lansbury.
December 22, 2018
In its indulgence of extremes, Bedknobs and Broomsticks becomes unwieldy, but also capable of reaching unforgettable heights.
August 14, 2014
[Blu-ray Review] Some movies from childhood hold up when they are seen as an adult, and others do not, trapped only in the nostalgia of the time in which they were first watched. Recommended for fans, but temper expectations.
April 3, 2012
Disney's multi-Oscar nominated musical is not as good as Mary Poppins to which it's often compared, but Angela Lansbury is well-cast and most of the visual effects, which won the Oscar, are impressive.
December 15, 2010
A fun, fairly intelligent, unexpectedly witty example of cinema for children at a time when that genre was at one of its lowest-ever ebbs
October 1, 2010
Delightful Disney charmer may be too long for youngest.
November 3, 2009
It's a little uneven but at its best Bedknobs And Broomsticks rivals the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins.
November 3, 2009
Like Lansbury, the film has aged well and retains almost all of its magic.
November 3, 2009
It's more sophisticated than the usual run of Disney product, but it lacks the inventiveness that could endow it with genuine charm.
November 3, 2009
The fantasy is earthbound, the score by Richard and Robert Sherman (who also wrote music and lyrics for Mary Poppins) is forgettable, the special effects lackadaisical.
November 3, 2009
Animation is neatly mixed with live action, and Lansbury, engaging as ever, heads a capable cast.
September 27, 2009
Has many moments rooted in movie magic, but there's also a whole lot of filler that brings the movie to a length that's more than bearable.
September 7, 2009
Angela Lansbury shows off her singing, dancing and comic skills -- which I think even overshadow the film's Oscar-winning special effects.
September 5, 2009
It's Disney, and it has magic in it, but for me it's a stretch to call the film 'magical.'
March 26, 2009
It is when the film [based on the book by Mary Norton] dives deeply into the realms of fantasy that it is most enjoyable.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Must all films for kids be so shoddy, though? The music is appalling.
October 28, 2005
If Jessica Fletcher was a witch all along, you think she could've kept Cabot Cove a little safer
May 9, 2005
I suspect the movie will be something of a long, uninterrupted sit for the very children for whom it's intended, and an even longer one for those parents and guardians (both adults and teen-age) who will probably accompany them.
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