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Tarzan Reviews

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
November 13, 2009
The stylized physiques and movements of the characters in this exciting animated musical-romance-adventure are at once realist and fantastic.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
No classic, but very enjoyable.
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Simply a smashingly well-done example of animated storytelling.
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2004
It's both a little scary and a lot funny, and kids will no doubt lap it up.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
So far, the most entertaining film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Travels light, moves quickly and leaves very little in its wake.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Minnie Driver gives Jane a throaty, teasing allure that suggests nights in the jungle won't be Disney dull for the T-man.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
A rambunctious, visually arresting, occasionally poignant musical adventure!
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David Ansen
Newsweek
January 1, 2000
A swirling, fluid retelling of the tale that packs an impressive cargo of laughs, thrills and wonders into a watertight 88 minutes!
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Richard Gehr
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
A typical Disney knuckle dragger.
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Disney's Tarzan is kinder, gentler and a lot more fun than in previous movie incarnations!
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Entertaining and spectacular!
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Disney's Tarzan is animation gold!
| Original Score: 4/4
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Tarzan will thrill and inspire children and their parents alike.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Disney's animators triumph by turning the ape-man into a questing kid with a surfer's agility and an identity crisis!
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Perhaps Disney thought the best way to get around the ooga-booga stereotype was to eliminate blacks altogether.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Tarzan is both lush and bustling!
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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
The movie itself is filled with more fun than any Tarzan film in decades.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
From a purely visual standpoint, this may be the most impressive of all of Disney's traditionally animated features!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Julie Hinds
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
Disney's animation is always dazzling to the eye, but Tarzan is especially kinetic.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
With Tarzan, Disney returns to the fertile ground of its reigning animated triumph, The Lion King, and unveils its most vibrant and virile hero in ages.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Though it relinquishes some of Disney's toehold on an adult audience for animation, Tarzan is sprightly and likable in ways that are hard to resist.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Adroit vocal casting, an entertaining script, an unexpectedly energetic soundtrack, and some splendid technical breakthroughs.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Disney's most elegant animated 'classic' in years!
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
There's ne'er a dull visual moment!
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Rod Dreher
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Disney's Tarzan is not only the summer's most thrilling mainstream movie so far, it's also the best animated feature the studio has put out since The Lion King.
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Tarzan is the cinematic equivalent of a Cajun McChicken sandwich - it's a little bit bold, a little bit spicy, and a whole lot of McMovie.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Something deep within the Tarzan myth speaks to us, and Disney's new animated Tarzan captures it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4