The Secret of the Sword (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Secret of the Sword (1985)

The Secret of the Sword (1985)




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This animated feature is a spin-off from the television cartoon series He-Man. In it, He-Man and She-Ra, who are long-lost brother and sister, join together to fight the forces of the evil Hordak.
Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family
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Saturday Morning TV

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John Erwin
as He-Man/Adam
Melendy Britt
as She-Ra
George DiCenzo
as Hordack
Linda Gary
as Teela
Erika Scheimer
as Queen Angella
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Critic Reviews for The Secret of the Sword

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

The amalgam of fairytale, sci-fi and Greek mythology is exciting.

Full Review… | October 5, 2016
Time Out
Top Critic

A Saturday morning kiddie cartoon stretched out to feature length, which by some lights is an awfully long time.

Full Review… | May 6, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Though hardly a lost classic, the cartoon's irony-free approach and bizarre characters show why it resonates today.

Full Review… | May 5, 2006
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

Classic '80s duo teams up in battles, bravery, friendship.

Full Review… | April 19, 2013
Common Sense Media

I was surprised to see that the movie was even better than I remembered. And though it's no longer my favorite, it endures as an affecting cinematic experience.

Full Review… | August 4, 2006
Arizona Daily Star

Audience Reviews for The Secret of the Sword

always loved the TV Shows of both He-Man & She-Ra cartoons when I was a kid, but for some strange reason, I actually never knew that this film existed back a year after I was born. a classic, as far as I am concerned. love it.

Kevin McQueary
Kevin McQueary

Gentle, caring, and the best animated movie I've ever seen. The drawings and animation are exquisite. Peace, joy, and love just radiate from the screen and characters, and that is a message sorely lacking in today's movies.

Alexandria Wasgatt
Alexandria Wasgatt

I loved this as a kid, and I thought my kids might enjoy it. Watching it again, I thought it was really boring and apparently so did my kids.

Lisa Witt
Lisa Witt

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