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The Sword in the Stone Reviews

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March 30, 2016
...a movie about Arthurian legend that had the misfortune of being released on December 25, just a month after America's version of Camelot died with President John F. Kennedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 17, 2013
Aside from the owl Archimedes, none of the characters make any impression whatsoever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 29, 2010
Delightful classic brings Arthur legend to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 25, 2010
Well animated yet thoroughly tedious...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 15, 2009
It makes a good effort at being something like My First Arthur Story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 3, 2009
It feels older than contemporary Disney work due to flat, creaky animation. The story still has resonance for kids, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 3, 2009
Innocuous fun for all the family -- well, those under eight anyway. Grown-ups should seek out Excalibur instead.
November 3, 2009
It is seldom mentioned in discussions of Disney's work, and no character in it evolved into a Disney favorite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 3, 2009
There is still some life in the characterizations, though the animation is turning stiff and flat.
March 26, 2009
The feature-length cartoon demonstrates anew the magic of the Disney animators and imagination in character creation.
August 24, 2008
Sadly, in viewing the film as an adult, I lost a bit of the magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 2, 2008
For all of its inventiveness, the film's characters are never quite as endearing as they should be, and the central relationship between Arthur and Merlin is oddly detached.
June 22, 2008
He had my heart racing like a squirrel. He had my body soaring into the stratosphere like a bird. He had me slippery and firm like a fresh young perch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 24, 2006
A beautifully animated Disney feature.
July 19, 2004
Not one of Disney's brighter moments.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 21, 2003
The humor sparkles with real, knowing sophistication -- meaning for all ages -- and some of the characters on the fifth-century landscape of Old England are Disney pips.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
Minor Disney fare, but still enjoyable. The climactic wizard's duel is a real high point.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2002
Not top-notch Disney animation, but still OK.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2005
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April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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