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The Prince of Egypt Reviews

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.
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 blend of animation techniques somehow demonstrates mastery modestly, while the special effects are nothing short of magnificent.
June 24, 2006
As epic, emotionally satisfying spectacle, it's way up there with the very best in mainstream animation.
July 21, 2005
The handsomely animated Prince of Egypt is an amalgam of Hollywood biblical epic, Broadway supermusical and nice Sunday school lesson.
July 12, 2002
Takes itself too seriously.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
January 1, 2000
Sometimes out-DeMilles DeMille's 1956 live-action epic, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS!
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.
January 1, 2000
A visually breathtaking film!
January 1, 2000
Surprisingly moving and compelling!
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.
January 1, 2000
The drawn and computer-animated imagery is top notch and seamlessly integrated, but the central characters' tawny complexions and the often chiaroscuro lighting sometimes obscure all but the whites of their eyes and their pearl-perfect teeth.
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
January 1, 2000
It's sophisticated, both intellectually and morally!
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
January 1, 2000
Egypt comes stunningly alive, but the prince remains fuzzy.
January 1, 2000
The Prince of Egypt goes beyond fanciful and magical. It is the first spiritual animated film ever, as deep and resonant as it is soaringly inventive!
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A well-made work with much to recommend it!
January 1, 2000
Rather than Jerry Falwell, I'd have had the production vetted by Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.
January 1, 2000
The film lacks creative exuberance, any side pockets of joy.
January 1, 2000
This animated Bible story raises the level of film artistry to new heights!
January 1, 2000
I wish DreamWorks had been more truly daring instead of merely competitive and worked a little longer at evolving a drawing style that departed more radically from the Disney house style than this film does.
January 1, 2000
For a cartoon, the movie is overpowering!
December 18, 1998
There's a nagging disharmony between the grandeur of the tale and the lazily anachronistic dialogue, which spoon-feeds the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C+