Zootopia Reviews

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December 30, 2016
There are enough under-the-radar subtleties, rendered with a refreshing lack of smart-aleckiness, to make Zootopia feel current and fresh. It's a modest, unassuming entertainment that's motored by a sly sensibility.
April 1, 2016
The genius of the film lies in its combination of traditional Disney characters and situations with a very subversive storytelling style.
March 27, 2016
The film feels like a riposte to Trump-ism. It also contains some of the best sloth-related humour you will ever see.
March 24, 2016
The animation is first rate - fur is rendered so realistically that it could trigger an allergy at 50 paces - but it is the writing that elevates the picture.
March 24, 2016
There's a magical moment in every movie of quality, a reciprocal bond between screen and viewer, where your shoulders happily drop, you sink deeper into your seat and your soul secretly smiles because it knows that you are in the safest of hands.
March 24, 2016
One of the film's great strengths is the trust it puts in its young audience to decode its complex, nuanced message about the value of difference.
March 23, 2016
Just relish the zingy jokes and in-jokes; a slow-burn dialogue scene with sloths that's an instant classic; the elastic character animation; and the pacy, racy disrespect for PC of all hues and flavours.
March 16, 2016
The tale of a plucky rabbit and a sly fox, it's also a meditation on human nature, civil society and the politics of stereotyping. And it has great sloth jokes.
March 10, 2016
Zootopia excels on so many levels that it stands with the finest of the Disney classics.
March 7, 2016
"Zootopia," like its heroine, is zesty, bright, and breakneck, with chase scenes and well-tuned gags where you half expect songs to be.
March 6, 2016
There's a lot here for kids to like and nearly as much to keep parents from fidgeting.
March 6, 2016
In many ways a conventional movie, but it unfolds with so much wit, panache, and visual ingenuity that it outstrips many a more high-concept film.
March 4, 2016
What saves this big-budget cartoon behemoth is its modest, old-fashioned storytelling.
March 4, 2016
A funny, beautifully designed kids' film with a message that it restates at every turn.
March 4, 2016
Somehow, Disney has managed to pull off a hard-boiled police procedural thriller about political corruption starring an adorable, large-eyed bunny. As strange as this combination might seem, it works. Who knew bunnies could make such intrepid rookie cops?
March 4, 2016
A buddy-cop comedy crossed with a political thriller and mashed up against a social drama. It's a credit to Disney's collaborative process that the whole thing manages to hold together as well as it does.
Top Critic
March 4, 2016
If Zootopia becomes fortunate enough to fall into Frozen-style heavy rotation for kids of a certain age, its messages of rejecting prejudice and embracing the complicated nature of multiculturalism could do some good for the world.
Top Critic
March 4, 2016
Credit the Disney folks with making what could have been a lecture on stereotypes into one of the more amusing animated kidflicks of recent vintage.
March 4, 2016
"Zootopia" does have some important things to say about not judging people by what they look like, or what part of the world they come from. Kids will probably nod and embrace that as sensible advice. Now if we could only get some adults to listen, too.
March 4, 2016
Leaving aside amusing jokes about the wolves trying desperately to contain a group howl or sloths working as bureaucrats, animal behaviour is a troubling metaphor for cultural diversity.
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