The Prince of Egypt

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The Prince of Egypt's stunning visuals and first-rate voice cast more than compensate for the fact that it's better crafted than it is emotionally involving.



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"My son, I have nothing I can give, but this chance that you may live." With these words, Yocheved, a Hebrew mother, places her infant son in a basket and sets him adrift on the Nile River. His sister Miriam follows him along the riverbank to ensure its safety. After a perilous journey, the basket floats near the royal palace, where it is spotted by the Queen. As she approaches the basket with her young son nearby, she marvels at the beautiful infant boy inside. She names the baby Moses and adopts him as her own. Based on the 'Book of Exodus' in the Bible, this is the story of Moses.

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  • Mar 29, 2016
    Visually stunning and emotionally powerful, The Prince of Egypt is a stellar animated film that never takes it's audience for granted - and appeals to both the religious and non-religious alike thanks to a magnificent score, brilliant performances and a strong sense of atmosphere.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 05, 2015
    From DreamWorks comes the animated biblical epic The Prince of Egypt. The film follows the story of Moses; from his struggle to accept the truth of his Hebrew heritage to his confrontation with his adopted brother Rameses when God commands him to lead His people out of bondage. Starring Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Steve Martin, and Martin Short, the cast is quite impressive and delivers some very good performances. Additionally, the animation is especially well-done, featuring a crisp, rigid design style that is textured with rich coloring. The musical numbers however, are rather weak and aren't that memorable. Yet, Hans Zimmer's powerful and sweeping score more than makes up for this. A visionary and inspirational film, The Prince of Egypt is an extraordinary first outing for DreamWorks into the realm of traditional animation.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 20, 2015
    Great film, still holds up after all these years. Music is phenomenal, animation is great, and this has one of the best voice acting casts you'll ever hear.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2012
    An animated spectacle with a touching story based off of the story of Moses, the Prince of Egypt is beautiful to look at, heartfelt, and features one of the best movie soundtracks I've ever heard. Every song in the film is great. This is one of Dreamworks best films or its best. Very overlooked in my opinion. Overall Rating: 92
    Bradley J Super Reviewer

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