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Willow Reviews

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Jane Galbraith
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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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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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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 20, 1988
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
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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.
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
October 22, 2005
As a movie, it's a hell of a video game
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 5, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 29, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The big budget can't conceal the fact that this fiction is fallow, more rootbound than spellbound.
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
Emanuel Levy
July 3, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
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
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
Joshua Tyler
December 12, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Pam Gelman
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Magic-filled fantasy adventure for tweens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
November 28, 2001
Grand escapism
| Original Score: 4/5
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