The Prince of Egypt - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Prince of Egypt Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
A disappointing and uninspiring animated feature.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
Striving to look impressive, The Prince of Egypt has no time for heart. This is spirituality without spirit.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
July 12, 2002
Takes itself too seriously.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
An inspiring translation of biblical grandeur, turning the story of one of history's greatest heroes into an entertaining, visually dazzling cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 8, 2002
A genuinely great work of art that is also an inspiring and theologically significant narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Leslie Felperin
Sight and Sound
March 3, 2002
Certainly technically-minded cartoon connoisseurs will feel many shivers of admiration on seeing this.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 7, 2001
Maybe we should overlook the fact that the film's music and songs will be forgotten long before its images die away.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
It takes a familiar story and recreates it on screen in a bold new fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
The 400-member-strong Prince of Egypt team (led by directors Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner and Simon Wells and ramrodded by executive producer Jeffrey Katzenberg) have created a succession of visual wonders.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Glorious artwork, stirring music and a compact story line make this film a winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A well-made work with much to recommend it!
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This movie is worth a trip to the local multiplex by viewers of all ages, races, and religious persuasions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The Prince of Egypt is middlebrow kitsch, but kitsch straining for respectability and therefore without the energy that can make kitsch entertaining.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
If de Mille had seen this film, he would have gone back to the drawing board!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
If The Prince of Egypt falls short in its song and story, it succeeds gloriously in its epic grandeur and visual splendor.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
An outstanding visual achievement!
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
The movie has some astonishing visual effects.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
the people at DreamWorks put their brushes to the film with the spirit Moses put his staff in the mighty Nile, lighting it up with the eerie color of bloodshed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Whether you're a believer or not, The Prince of Egypt is highly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Characters are extremely lifelike in appearance and movement, and some of the scenes are magnificently staged in composition and depth, including the well-known and beautifully executed parting of the Red Sea.
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