The Prince of Egypt Reviews

September 22, 2007
Hyperactive and visually busy without being much fun.
April 2, 2005
It could've worked with well-thought out characters, but limps along with the mostly flat and unmemorable ones that populate the picture.
May 20, 2003
Except for the rousing opening scenes, children may find the film too slow and humorless for cartoon fare. Most adults would prefer a more sophisticated exploration of spiritual themes.
August 21, 2002
A disappointing and uninspiring animated feature.
July 12, 2002
Takes itself too seriously.
January 1, 2000
Following blindly in the tradition of Disney's animated films of the last decade, The Prince of Egypt is, for no good reason, rendered as a musical.
January 1, 2000
Rather than Jerry Falwell, I'd have had the production vetted by Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.
January 1, 2000
The story has been so abbreviated and riddled with songs that there's no sense of climax.
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
Turns out to be another handsome, formulaic changing of the palace guard.
January 1, 2000
Tedious, self-important and at times exhausting!
January 1, 2000
The story is big and broad enough as it is, it doesn't need add-ons. It's almost like they set out to out-Disney Disney.
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
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
The film lacks creative exuberance, any side pockets of joy.
January 1, 2000
Leaves you feeling like you've witnessed something that misses the mark.
January 1, 2000
Who'd have ever thought Biblical plagues and pestilence could be summed up in a four-minute musical montage?
December 18, 1998
There's a nagging disharmony between the grandeur of the tale and the lazily anachronistic dialogue, which spoon-feeds the audience.