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Willow Reviews

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May 28, 2018
A charming, albeit greatly compromised attempt at doing a monumental epic in just two hours... the most handsome and technologically accomplished film of the '80s fantasy cycle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 3, 2018
...a decent fantasy epic that never quite lives up to the promise of its engaging first act.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2016
The world may not need yet another swashbuckling epic adventure, but one with so much heart and soul and fantasy surely is a welcome addition.
July 9, 2014
Willow is medieval mishmash from George Lucas, a sort of 10th-century Star Wars tossed together with a plethora of elements taken from numerous classic fables.
June 9, 2013
a forgotten classic that holds a lot of nostalgia
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 20, 2013
There's a sunny feeling here that's impossible to deny: a warm, inviting tone unseen in more recent fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 10, 2009
Nice fantasy adventure, looking pretty dated now, but ably helmed by Ron Howard.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2007
Magic-filled fantasy adventure for tweens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2005
As a movie, it's a hell of a video game
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 21, 2004
It isn't without significant flaws, but overall an effective and memorable fantasy spectacle.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2003
This is how I always figured the project got started: ILM called Ron, and said 'Ronnnnnnn, we're BORED.'
| Original Score: 3/5
December 29, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
May 23, 2002
A sloppy and intermittently goofy flick, but it still holds enough charm, excitement and good humor to please quest fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 24, 2001
It works better as a portfolio for ILM techies than an example of such hoary entertainment standards as acting, screenwriting, plotting, and direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 22, 2001
Although the dragon is a fantastic early computer generated creation and must have cost a bundle to design, the film itself is too long, too slowly paced, and not very intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: 55/100
November 28, 2001
Grand escapism
| Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2001
...high production values, elaborate sets, and gorgeous cinematography make it worth seeing at least once. Yet, I found in it no compelling reasons for a revisit.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
At the story level, Willow is turgid and relentlessly predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Though children will mostly be enthralled by the spectacles, even they might notice the weak story protruding through the industrial magic.
January 1, 2000
The big budget can't conceal the fact that this fiction is fallow, more rootbound than spellbound.
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