Reviews

Sep 23, 2021
Never anything but captivating. A visual beauty and a new kick-ass princess for fans of Disney too.
Sep 14, 2021
While Disney has been getting slowly better about including a variety of characters and cultures, they are still stuck far in the past on creative storytelling. 'Raya' reads like an '80s-era video game.
Sep 5, 2021
It matters that, in a region with so much diversity, the movie itself depicts this diversity in its landscapes, the people that live in them, and the subcultures they live with.
Aug 15, 2021
Highly enjoyed its message of teamwork & the importance of forgiveness & trust. I had plenty of fun, particularly with its side characters.
Aug 10, 2021
It's so similar to pretty much everything Disney has put out in the last decade that it feels awfully repetitive.
Jul 26, 2021
The motivations and agendas of the warring characters were nicely complex which is rare for an animated feature. Awkwafina does quite funny if anachronistically contemporary voice work as the dragon. Yet something about it felt soulless.
Jul 13, 2021
Raya finds inspiration in all the right places, and imbues it with the emotional weight and bright, fantastic aesthetic we've come to expect with Disney's big-screen adventures.
Jun 22, 2021
"Raya and the Last Dragon" gives us a glimmer of hope and unity during this time of division.
May 29, 2021
The story feels like more of a means to an end to show off some flashy animation rather than giving us anything to really care about.
May 17, 2021
...top drawer Disney, it's a thoughtful, nimble riposte to the brainless slug-fests that most family films descend into, and it's a self-aware, open-minded slice of world-building that should open the doors for a new franchise...
May 14, 2021
You won't be able to take your eyes off of "Raya and the Last Dragon' with the beautiful palette of colors that make this Disney film pop off screen. The storyline doesn't break ground but women as the heroes and villains make it all the more interesting.
Apr 21, 2021
The great thing about this film is that Raya isn't your conventional Disney Princess.
Apr 10, 2021
The story, the dialogue, the voicework and animation are all of the highest caliber. Not only are the visuals imaginative and gorgeous but there are life lessons to be learned about trust and selflessness and taking chances.
Apr 4, 2021
Something amazing was created in spite of everything working against it, both mirroring and informing Raya's story, a plea for trust and an inclusive celebration of differences... emotional, entertaining, and powerful.
Apr 2, 2021
"The animation was beautiful, the storyline set in place, telling a tale of how traditions and cultures can work presently to unite us all."
Apr 2, 2021
A triumph of design held back by a lackluster story...
Mar 31, 2021
Awkwafina makes the film worthwhile. Out of all the voice work in the film, including Benedict Wong and Gemma Chan, it's the comedian-actress that shines the most.
Mar 31, 2021
"You'll enjoy yourself, even if you might find yourself asking for something more [from Raya]."
Mar 29, 2021
In the fusion between animators and actors, can the keys to success be traced. [Full review in Spanish]
Mar 28, 2021
The Disney paradigm is hard at play again here, its familiarity offset by its inspiration in Southeast Asian culture and mythology. Sweepingly told, gorgeously animated, and audaciously optimistic.