James and the Giant Peach - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

James and the Giant Peach Reviews

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August 3, 2010
an imperfect film by Henry Selick is still a wonderment, and better than 90% of anything else out there [and] the intricately detailed animation is rendered with Selick's trademark piquance and energy
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2010
Doesn't quite click on all levels, and the story and character development feels truncated, but there's still plenty to enjoy about its weird occurrences. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 3, 2008
We fully anticipate the wrath of several generations of possessive children when we declare that the new Disney film of James and the Giant Peach is an improvement on Roald Dahl's 1961 backyard fantasy.
September 3, 2008
This irresistibly mad plot and the superb animation is only slightly let down by some of Randy Newman's more forgettable compositions.
September 3, 2008
The film's a technical tour de force, with flawless stop-motion animation and some imaginatively realized live-action sequences. What's surprising here is how much of Dahl's misogyny is allowed to surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 3, 2008
An extraordinary achievement.
September 3, 2008
The latest in an impressive string of first-rate movies for kids.
June 24, 2006
Despite a lightness of plot, it most beautifully captures the book's free-floating, fantastic sense of adventure and wonder.
February 24, 2006
A very satisfying movie.
September 2, 2005
The animated segments are wonderful, but they jar badly with the ill-conceived live-action pieces which open and close the film.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 10, 2005
The narrative is shallow
| Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2005
This is a clever, enthralling little tale that, if the kids in the audience were a guage, should keep all but the youngest kids entertained through its 75 minute run time.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 6, 2005
visually astonishing
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2004
First-class family entertainment that will please everyone, particularly the young 'uns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2003
An ambitious project combining classic fiction, imaginative computer imagery and animated live-action footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2003
Handsomely animated adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 22, 2003
Attempt to duplicated the Tim Burton formula without Burton. It doesn't work.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2002
Marvelously inventive fairy tale based on Ronald Dahl's 1961 children's book.
June 18, 2002
James and the Giant Peach is frequently so alluring that viewers may feel the urge to get lost in the picture's curious shadings, intricate merriment and fantastical atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 5, 2002
This very unconventional tale is well-told with an imaginative combination of live-action and stop-motion animation, all colored with Selick's uniquely dramatic, preternatural aesthetics.
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