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James and the Giant Peach Reviews

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November 18, 2013
Ultimately, though, it isn't nearly as flavorful as Roald Dahl's deliciously perverse children's book, upon which the movie is based.
January 1, 2000
The story, which I am told varies a great deal from the book, just is not a very good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
August 5, 2010
Inventively animated yet hopelessly uneven...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 3, 2010
a mixture of live-action and stop-motion animation that is heavy on fever-dream spectacle, but fairly shallow in terms of character
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 14, 2001
In general the magic as well as the heart of Roald Dahl's novel has remained stubbornly on the page, leaving us with this overly mechanical copy, as appetizing as a once-flavorful peach that's been in cold storage for far too long.
November 18, 2013
A truly sinister fairy story laced with bizarre characters -- both live-action and animated -- James and the Giant Peach from Walt Disney Pictures is a stunning, if not markedly macabre, adaptation of author Roald Dahl's best-selling 1961 book.
November 18, 2013
A brief nightmare sequence, which appears to be some sort of hallucinatory blend of collage and live action, is simply one of the greatest bits of animation I've ever seen.
May 16, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
It will, I think, entertain kids for whom stop-motion animation is the last thing they're thinking about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
This weird story has been transformed into a playful, visually arresting experience with more than a few allusions to The Wizard of Oz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 4, 2003
Read More | Original Score: B-
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
December 18, 2010
Fabulous adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic book.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 24, 2006
A very satisfying movie.
January 1, 2000
Mrs. Ladybug sums it all up with one marvelous line, though: 'It's better than aphids.' Who am I to argue?
| Original Score: 3.5/5
June 24, 2006
Despite a lightness of plot, it most beautifully captures the book's free-floating, fantastic sense of adventure and wonder.
June 16, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
The seven-year-old in me was having a ball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2002
Marvelously inventive fairy tale based on Ronald Dahl's 1961 children's book.
April 9, 2003
Handsomely animated adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic.
| Original Score: 4/5
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