James and the Giant Peach Reviews

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November 20, 2010
Captures the author's spirit, creating a film with not only whimsical creatures but very real emotions.
August 5, 2010
Inventively animated yet hopelessly uneven...
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
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
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]
October 18, 2008
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.
September 3, 2008
An extraordinary achievement.
September 3, 2008
The latest in an impressive string of first-rate movies for kids.
February 29, 2008
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.
December 14, 2005
September 21, 2005
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.
July 1, 2005
June 10, 2005
The narrative is shallow
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