The Black Cauldron - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Black Cauldron Reviews

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January 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 14, 2012
With all of the talent and effort put into this, the movie only amounts to a bunch of premature ideas that are clumped together, making little sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 5, 2009
The characters, though cute and cuddly and sweet and mean and ugly and simply awful, don't really have much to do that would remain of interest to any but the youngest minds.
February 3, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2002
[The Black Cauldron is] too dark and scary for younger children, and it's too silly and childish for older viewers to embrace.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Easily digestible (and forgettable).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 22, 2010
Disney's worst animated feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 9, 2011
It's not a good film, but for one with the reputation of being the studio's worst animated feature, it shows that interesting work is done in it.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 21, 2003
This is the 25th full-length animated feature from Walt Disney studios, and professionally put together as it is, many of the ingredients may seem programmed to those who have seen some of the others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 29, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
August 11, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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February 9, 2006
As usual it is technically excellent, but the charm, characterisation and sheer good humour that made features like Pinocchio and Jungle Book so enjoyable are sadly absent.
November 4, 2009
Possibly not the worst animated feature the House Of Mouse has produced, but certainly stumbling around the darker recesses of the Disney vault.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
By the end of The Black Cauldron I was remembering, with something of a shock of nostalgia, the strength and utter storytelling conviction of the early Disney animators. The Black Cauldron is a return to the tradition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The backgrounds are as richly textured and detailed as in any other Disney film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2002
A mite disappointing, but certainly watchable enough.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2010
Flawed jumble of a film, but a picture of immense artistic accomplishment and dedication to atypical faces of wickedness...there's still so much to admire about this red-headed stepchild of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 22, 2009
It may have cost five times the amount of any other Disney film in the preceding two decades, but by God that money ended up on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 10, 2004
John Hurt's gravelly voice of the Horned King steals the show.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
August 15, 2001
THE BLACK CAULDRON hitches up its pants, says good-bye to Mom at the door, but then decides to go no further than the front yard
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