Willow Reviews

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Top Critic
Jane Galbraith
Variety
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.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 9, 2013
a forgotten classic that holds a lot of nostalgia
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Vaux
Sci-Fi Movie Page
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
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
January 10, 2009
Nice fantasy adventure, looking pretty dated now, but ably helmed by Ron Howard.
| Original Score: 3/5
Pam Gelman
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Magic-filled fantasy adventure for tweens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
October 22, 2005
As a movie, it's a hell of a video game
| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 21, 2004
It isn't without significant flaws, but overall an effective and memorable fantasy spectacle.
| Original Score: 4/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 29, 2002
Gad.
| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
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
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
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
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
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
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 28, 2001
Grand escapism
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
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.
| Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The big budget can't conceal the fact that this fiction is fallow, more rootbound than spellbound.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
At the story level, Willow is turgid and relentlessly predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Though children will mostly be enthralled by the spectacles, even they might notice the weak story protruding through the industrial magic.
Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net
June 10, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 3, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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