The Lion King Reviews

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 11, 2019
Sometimes it's fascinating, frequently it's ludicrous, and sometimes - like when an incredibly realistic animal dies on-screen in front of you while its only child mourns him - it's borderline grotesque.
July 11, 2019
What consistently dazzles are the effects, from the smallest twitch of an ear to the awesome sight of stampeding wildebeest.
July 11, 2019
It's a stirring reminder of what can be achieved with all the talent (and money) in the world, as well as a cautionary tale of what can happen when there's no vision to bind it all together.
July 11, 2019
"The Lion King" is missing something. A purpose, maybe, and a heart.