The Prince of Egypt - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Prince of Egypt Reviews

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December 5, 2015
The parts of the story that the film does tell, it gets right. And it just might encourage children (and others) to look up the biblical story for themselves.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 23, 2011
It turns much too serious for its own good, though it otherwise is an entirely satisfying animated adventure story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 27, 2010
Well-told story that's careful not to offend.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jordan Hiller
September 24, 2009
When Moshe encounters the burning bush and confronts a God who calls Himself I Am That I is almost as if the scene compels the audience to remove their shoes for holy ground is underfoot
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 19, 2008
The movie's proudest accomplishment is that it revises our version of Moses toward something more immediate and believable, more humanly knowable.
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March 19, 2008
This is sensational cinema: crowds swarming among pyramids in eye-popping 3-D, camerawork that's distinctly Spielbergian in its fluidity.

March 19, 2008
The angular animation and muted colour palette gives the film a look more redolent of classic European cartoons than their homelier American counterparts.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
March 19, 2008
The blend of animation techniques somehow demonstrates mastery modestly, while the special effects are nothing short of magnificent.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
As epic, emotionally satisfying spectacle, it's way up there with the very best in mainstream animation.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Much of the animation is stunning and all of the vocal performances are good to great. It's just much of the passion seems to be in not stepping on anyone's beliefs or interpretations, instead of in telling the story in the most compelling way possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
The handsomely animated Prince of Egypt is an amalgam of Hollywood biblical epic, Broadway supermusical and nice Sunday school lesson.
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
Audiences may truly be shocked at how far Katzenberg is willing to go to maintain the story's integrity.
| Original Score: A
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 22, 2004
Don't expect dancing camels and singing sphinxes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
It is a more than decent adaptation of the classic tale, one that, despite what I have said in the previous paragraph, never talks down to its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Though I don't recommend this film for very small children, it could be a great learning tool for teens, church youth groups, or aspiring animators. But you may be required to answer some tough questions. Better go bone up on your Old Testament.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
The Prince of Egypt is a beautifully animated story with a superb cast; it just isn't the Exodus story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Sincere, respectful and visually sublime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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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+
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