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Tangled Reviews

December 8, 2014
This snappy role reversal may or may not appeal to young men, but it inspires some classic knockabout screwball comedy and an exciting, vertiginous escape sequence.
December 8, 2014
This is your basic, and very enjoyable, Disney princess musical, an empowerment tale to teach bright, dreamy girls how to grow to maturity -- and outgrow the adults in charge.
December 8, 2014
These are timeless themes -- domineering parent, sheltered child, dangerous boyfriend -- all woven together nicely by a crew of filmmakers from the Disney-Pixar trenches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 26, 2013
I can't help liking a movie with chameleon reaction shots.
March 29, 2011
It's the best Disney animation in years, and a natural counterpoint to the contemporary comic style that has come to dominate the industry.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 29, 2011
The prettiness comes with brains, and the whole production, like those newly eye-catching models of American-made cars, bespeaks resurgent confidence.
January 26, 2011
Brisk, witty and entertaining, but far from classic Disney.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 17, 2010
Tangled is bound to be a hit with its target audience, and will keep parents entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 6, 2010
If anything, Tangled is hommepowerment -- one more step forward in Disney's slow march to treat male suitors like equals
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 6, 2010
There are no unnecessary pop references here, just fluid, graceful storytelling.
December 3, 2010
As Disney animated features go, Tangled is middling
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 24, 2010
Disney's spirited re-telling of Rapunzel in 3D animation turns out to be a dazzler.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 24, 2010
Tangled is lovely to look at, but if you're not a pre-teen girl, you may be distracted by the split ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 24, 2010
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, you are lovely to look at it and occasionally charming. But there just ain't much to you beyond the hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 24, 2010
The heart of Disney animation lies in song and spectacle, and while none of the musical compositions here are quite at the level of "The Little Mermaid" or "Beauty and the Beast," they are good enough...
November 24, 2010
Tangled, Disney's 50th animated feature, is a splendid tribute to the best moments from decades past but also a thrilling example of what could be the future of animated family entertainment from the studio.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 24, 2010
Tangled is the best animated film from Disney in the past 15 years.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 24, 2010
A solid if not-quite-classic musical version of "Rapunzel"...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 24, 2010
The delightfully witty Tangled is the first animated cartoon released by Walt Disney Pictures that can stand alongside Pixar toons without apology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 24, 2010
Tangled braids strands of traditional storytelling and a contemporary sensibility with stylish if predictable results.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 24, 2010
If "Tangled" hasn't morphed into a Broadway show within five years, then Disney isn't as smart as I think it is.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 24, 2010
A transparent attempt to fill the Disney coffers by repackaging the masses-pleasing formulas that led to the studio's early-'90s resurgence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 23, 2010
Tangled is unusually attuned to the emotional frequencies of mothers and daughters, considering that, like basically every Disney/Pixar feature, its writer (Dan Fogelman) and directors (Nathan Greno and Byron Howard) are a bunch of dudes.
November 23, 2010
Adventure, ho! And much of it is quite funny, well scripted by screenwriter Dan Fogelman, who previously wrote Bolt and Cars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 23, 2010
A Rapunzel retelling could have become just a retread of the studio's past princess tales, but this genuinely charming, chintz-free story does something new: It takes the time to chill out, as its heroine might say.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 23, 2010
Captures some of the best elements of Disney standards while nimbly integrating the clever pop-culture winks and dazzling technical style that are hallmarks of modern computer-animated features.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 23, 2010
I can't think of a cartoon more confident about how to use jump cuts for comedy. Those senses of cleverness and innovation merely underscore how shopworn the rest of this movie is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 23, 2010
It eventually establishes itself as not just a fleet and engaging cartoon entertainment, but something of a latter-day classic... worthy of consideration alongside... Beauty and the Beast.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 23, 2010
It's a rambunctious, modern story full of chases, smart banter, big emotions, and palpable darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 23, 2010
I don't feel like writing a review of "Tangled." I feel like throwing it a parade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 23, 2010
The team at Disney has taken a deep breath and tried to be all things to all animation-loving people. There are some hiccups along the way, but by the end there is success.
November 23, 2010
While it is a diverting Disney animation -- the studio's 50th -- it lacks the emotional undercurrents of a movie from the studio's Pixar division.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 23, 2010
The result is an uncommonly pretty visual experience, especially during a climactic scene when hundreds of lanterns are sent aloft into the night sky. One thousand points of light never looked so fetching.
November 23, 2010
Disney's new (yet not quite novel), musical (yet not quite memorable), 3-D (yet so what) animated retelling of the Grimm brothers' Rapunzel.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 23, 2010
The film has the advantage of getting surer and more heartfelt and beautiful as it goes...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 22, 2010
The romance doesn't match the visual splendor, but no matter: The lushness is enough.
November 22, 2010
Despite the need to wear flimsy plastic glasses, watching Tangled reminds one that some brands of storytelling never go out of style, whatever that style may be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 22, 2010
With "Tangled," a delightfully fresh spin on "Rapunzel," the entertainment powerhouse delivers its first classic-caliber computer animation outside the Pixar family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 8, 2010
Old-fashioned storytelling barely prevails over sassy contempo attitude.
November 8, 2010
An old-fashioned Disney fairy tale gussied up in 3D for the holidays.
October 6, 2007
The tale of Rapunzel gets a cheeky make-over in this gorgeous Disney animation, which combines the studio's traditional hand-drawn look with the sculptural qualities of digital 3D.