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Willow Reviews

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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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| 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
Full Review | 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.
| 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
| Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 29, 2002
Gad.
| 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
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 3, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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
CinemaBlend.com
December 12, 2002
| 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
Filmcritic.com
November 28, 2001
Grand escapism
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
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Urban Cinefile
September 17, 2002
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003

CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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