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Mulan Reviews

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James Plath
Family Home Theater
March 29, 2016
Disney animation depends on captivating music, powerful villains, and effective comic relief, and Mulan has all three.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 3, 2009
What is chiefly impressive is that the appropriation of Chinese iconography in a film that was plainly made by Western animators feels ultimately so natural and successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 18, 2008
Overall, this is a lovely film, ranking with the best of Disney's animated features while taking on rather serious issues of war, honor, gender roles and family pride.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
September 1, 2008
What's terrific about Mulan is its reaching for emotions that other movies run from: family love and duty, personal honor and group commitment, obedience and ingenuity.
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Todd McCarthy
September 1, 2008
Goes about halfway toward setting new boundaries for Disney's, and the industry's, animated features, but doesn't go far enough.

September 1, 2008
From the first scene onwards, you know you're in good hands.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Using richly hued, angular animation, this vibrant, action-filled Disney offering is immensely entertaining.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 24, 2006
Female heroes permeate most of Disney's animated movies, but this is the first time they've given her real strength.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
This is the best Disney animated feature, ever (involving extensive use of cross-dressing).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Continues Disney's dominance of the animation field with its solid, assured story-telling, good main and supporting characters and superior craftsmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 31, 2005
In the end, Mulan isn't bad - it's just mediocre, which is particularly disappointing given its Disney pedigree.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jesse Hassenger
October 31, 2004
remains squarely in the realm of family entertainment, but it's lush and effective as such (if a little more violent than usual)
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
October 28, 2004
Neither fish nor fowl, though it certainly leans towards foul
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 27, 2004
A fascinating and artistically animated movie that's worth seeing more than once.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 27, 2004
To its credit, Mulan does strive to present its characters as something more than potential Happy Meal toys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
October 16, 2004
The animators have clearly done their research, but while the film's cultural specificity isn't distasteful per se, it's still pretty soulless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cheryl DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
March 16, 2004
A great family film, suitable for almost any age.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
Ken Fox
TV Guide
July 30, 2003
The folks at Disney prove that clothes -- and little else -- make a man, and do so with extraordinary style.
| Original Score: 4/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 2, 2003
not exactly a ground-breaker, but if 'Mulan' is just one more repackaging of the Disney formula, it's certainly one of the more attractive packages
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Disney has accomplished so much over the years that I can't help but wonder how they do it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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