The Lion King Reviews

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July 15, 2019
A bunch of big cats just aren't cut out to carry "Hamlet," as insane as it is to have to state that.
July 13, 2019
There is plenty of wonder on offer in this Lion King, but little imagination.
July 12, 2019
Yes, this movie is a safari to the shadowland... And it's just deep enough to give a cat who's come of age something to sink his teeth into.
July 12, 2019
Pairing off romantically to produce a legitimate heir to the throne is nice and all, but it's getting destroyed by the minions of your own venal ambition that's the real circle of life.
July 11, 2019
It hangs together better than the horrid, live-action Aladdin remake that came out in May. But that's not saying much. Most viewers will find this Lion King to be either eye-candy or uncanny valley. There's so little in between.
July 11, 2019
A well-rendered but creatively bankrupt self-portrait of a movie studio eating its own tail.
July 15, 2019
Although that may leave an impression on new audiences, those who have grown up on the animated classic might struggle to find their sentiments revived. Nevertheless, watching this family-favourite come to life will trigger enough awe-inspiring moments...
July 15, 2019
Perhaps it's just me ... but I am tired of stories of hereditary rule and genetic destiny. They once had their place, but surely the human species has outgrown the appeal.
July 15, 2019
The 2019 version of The Lion King is an apex of faux-live-action animation, with an impressive volume of photorealistic effects. It may be the dullest technological game-changer ever made.
July 15, 2019
Sweet, funny, mutually supportive - Pumbaa (Seth Rogen) and Timon (Billy Eichner) elevate friendship and fart humour to a whole other level.
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