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Willow Reviews

December 6, 2018
If it evaporates from memory with the airiness of a bubble bath, at least it leaves a friendly glow and a sense of a magical world lovingly evoked.
December 6, 2018
There isn't a single major character in the film who is engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2018
Willow exchanges the high-tech gleam of the Star Wars universe for the low-tech look of a Tolkienesque world, but otherwise it's business as usual.
December 6, 2018
It takes forever for the story to get started, and once it does it holds few surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2018
Willow feels like the kind of movie that might have worked considerably better on the printed page.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
January 26, 2006
Built on fantasy stereotypes, it nonetheless contains enough epic action, narrative momentum and spit-and-sawdust pre-CGI special effects to hold the attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
[Willow] doesn't have the perfect pitch of ''Star Wars''; much of the time, it seems slightly askew.
January 1, 2000
The big budget can't conceal the fact that this fiction is fallow, more rootbound than spellbound.
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
At the story level, Willow is turgid and relentlessly predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 20, 1988
For easy-to-please five-year-olds of all ages.