Song of the South - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Song of the South Reviews

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Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This rather mushy combination of animation and live-action remains one of Disney's most controversial efforts.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
September 10, 2003
The film is not racist, but it stupidly regurgitates the old myth of happy, singing slaves who just love working on massah's plantation.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 10, 2003
Better save this for nostalgia only -- kids won't be missing anything if they never encounter this relic.
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Apparently the Disney wonder-workers are just a lot of conventional hacks when it comes to telling a story with actors instead of cartoons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 18, 2010
The central drama is only intermittently successful, and not only because any rational modern viewer will be seriously put off by the jolly racial ignorance of it all... but its heart is in the right place.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 10, 2013
Warrants watching for its misguided naive look at slavery.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 14, 2005
A visão deturpada de uma vida feliz de escravidão compromete o filme, mas sua história lúdica e simpática, ressaltada pelo carisma de Baskett, acaba nos conquistando.
| Original Score: 4/5

September 10, 2003
If only Disney had been as aware of the environment they were depicting as they were inventive in their combination of live action film, cartoon animation and unforgettable songs.

TV Guide
November 3, 2009
Song of the South's cartoon sequences are as fine as anything produced by the Disney animators.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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