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James and the Giant Peach Reviews

November 11, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 11, 2014
A snappy, fun adaptation that entertains young viewers without speaking down to them.
November 18, 2013
As a tribute to the cranky genius of Dahl, it's both fond and, in the best sense, fruitful.
November 18, 2013
This movie remembers what fun is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2013
James and the Giant Peach shines with weird, whimsical invention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 18, 2013
Another superb stop-action animated film from the same team responsible for Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 18, 2013
One of the brightest, giddiest and most outlandishly exciting of all the Disney Studio's recent major feature cartoons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 18, 2013
James and the Giant Peach proves the best effects are even better with a strong story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 7, 2011
At its lyrical best, James and the Giant Peach, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1961 children's classic, evokes the casual enchantment of a book that, for many kids (including me), cast the spell of a goofily blissed-out mirage.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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
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.
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
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.
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
January 1, 2000
It's ripe to bursting with visual effects a heady combination of stop-motion and computer-generated imagery.
January 1, 2000
James and the Giant Peach, the latest animated film from Disney, is a technological marvel, arch and innovative with a daringly offbeat visual conception. But it's also a strenuously artful film with a macabre edge that may scare small children.
January 1, 2000
A stunner with a breathtaking array of eye-teasers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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