Bedknobs and Broomsticks Reviews

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.
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.
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.
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.
October 23, 2004
The Disney organization is worst when it makes "family entertainment" and best when it sticks to pure, simple, charming fantasy.
March 10, 2003
Oscar-winning special effects and animation sequences by Ward Kimball make this musical fantasy a perennial favorite.