James and the Giant Peach (1996)
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Critic Consensus: The arresting and dynamic visuals, offbeat details and light-as-air storytelling make James and the Giant Peach solid family entertainment.
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as Aunt Sponge, Glowworm
as Old Man
as Aunt Spiker
as Street Kid
as James' Father
as Beat Cop
as James (voice)
as Hard Hat Man
as Reporter #3
as Girl With Telescope
as Woman in Bathrobe
as James' Mother
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Critic Reviews for James and the Giant Peach
The film is a technical tour de force, featuring a wealth of inventive design ideas. But James never develops the emotional dimension that Nightmare possessed.
A snappy, fun adaptation that entertains young viewers without speaking down to them.
As a tribute to the cranky genius of Dahl, it's both fond and, in the best sense, fruitful.
Audience Reviews for James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach is a very good film. But I did not think it was as good as Nightmare Before Christmas. The film is a perfect family film, but I felt it missed something to really make it special. The film is good, and I enjoyed it, but it's not as great as what everyone has claimed it to be. I personally preferred Nightmare Before Christmas. This is however a film that the whole family can enjoy, and despite its flaws it is a memorable film to watch. I enjoyed the film for what it was. Despite its flaws, this is a well done film with great special effects. James and the Giant Peach isn't as great as so many other animated classics, but it's still a good film. The voice cast here are great, and the characters are interesting and fun. I just feel something is missing to truly make this one a classic. On the technological stand point, this film stands out. As a whole, this is an entertaining film and despite its flaws is still worth watching. I enjoyed the film, even if it's not the best animated feature that I've seen. A good family film with heart, James and the Giant Peach is still worth seeing. A good cast and good story make up for most of its flaws. A fun adventure from start to finish, this film will appeal in the kid in all of us. Like I said, the beauty part of this film is in its details, but I feel the story, though good, could have been reworked a bit more, just to make it a bit more memorable. Still a film worth watching.
This movie takes me back to 3rd/4th grade. One of those movies you couldn't forget even if you tried.
This movie is really cool, it's based on a good children's book, directed by Selick (who directed Nightmare Before Christmas), and it's got wonderful clay animation. Why isn't it better than it is? Maybe because it was a little too goofy? Or it was the songs, I don't know, but for the most part this is a good movie.
James and the Giant Peach Quotes
|Ladybug:||We've all changed, and so have you James.|
|Grasshopper:||What's your latitude? What's your longitude?|
|Centipede:||Hey, hey, hey! That question's personal, bud!|
|Earthworm:||You said you've been to Bora-Bora.|
|Centipede:||Well not Bora-Bora per se.|
|Spider:||What about the shores of Tripoli?|
|Centipede:||Did I say Tripoli? I meant the Halls of of Montezuma.|