Frozen Reviews

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November 4, 2018
Frozen is, to put it simply, all technique and iconography in desperate search of a story and its own viable mythology.
December 8, 2014
Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee's extremely loose adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen strives to put a post-feminist spin on an archetypal Disney princess fantasy, with mixed success.
December 8, 2014
Frozen is a glacially stiff, perpetually unamusing animated musical with a talk-singing score that will leave one pining for the lifeless soundtrack to The Princess and the Frog.
April 8, 2014
Born out of warring needs to both play things safe and be truly bold, so it while it's never outright bland, it lacks staying power.
January 8, 2014
A deeply conservative Disney animated film that left me unmoved.
December 26, 2013
Spectacular production and vibrant voices make this a classic piece of Disney eye and ear candy.
November 29, 2013
...feels like you're either watching the first draft of a classic Disney animated musical or the 347th one.
November 28, 2013
I'm afraid a lot of people are going to be distracted by how pretty "Frozen" is and ignore its significant flaws.
November 28, 2013
The biggest assets to any classic Disney musical are the songs, and the tunes in "Frozen" just happen to be the weakest link, making this attempt to return to the glory days of "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin," an arduous, frigid journey.
November 28, 2013
Disney's brand is showing...
November 27, 2013
Frozen can count in its favor visual grandeur, two energetic young women as co-leads, and a couple of plot twists that place the film a cut above your average princess fare.
November 27, 2013
A canned 'feisty-pants' Disney product and 'Wicked' knockoff from start to finish. The short, however, is brilliant.
November 27, 2013
It's hard to generate a sense of warmth when the plot points all feel so coldly calculated, and it doesn't help that the musical numbers are so pedestrian.
November 27, 2013
For all its professionalism, I found it as cold as the ice rink at Rockefeller Center.
November 27, 2013
Disney claims this feature-length animation is based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, but it feels more like a Hollywood romcom.
November 26, 2013
May be the most tragic fairy tale in the Disney canon, which is saying something.
November 26, 2013
Among Disney's recent non-Pixar animated efforts, it falls between 'Tangled' and 'Wreck-It Ralph' on the one hand and 'Planes' on the other...middle-grade at best.
November 26, 2013
The story-aside from a climax that plays like a too-knowing rebuke to Disney formula-goes tediously through the motions.
November 26, 2013
It doesn't deliver the real goods, eschewing a deepening, psychologically penetrating narrative for a "Frozen"-like, shapeless succession of eye-popping set pieces and impressive effects.
Top Critic
November 26, 2013
The movie is like an ice cube that's started melting from the inside: sharp and bracing around the edges, but hollow at the center.
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