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The Lion King Reviews

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July 15, 2019
'The Lion King' is arguably up for one of the best films of all time. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 10, 2019
The Lion King isn't just the best film of the Disney Renaissance but the best animated film of all time!
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 1, 2019
The best of Disney animation. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 20, 2019
Scar is I think the best Disney villain that we've ever had.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 14, 2018
Simply the pinnacle of Disney animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 9, 2018
At this point in animation history, we can expect no less than perfection from Disney, and they deliver.
January 26, 2018
The massive wildebeest stampede and Scar's Third Reich-inspired musical number were already phenomenal 17 years ago without the additional dimension, so what's really the point?
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 4, 2017
With its remarkable narrative, memorable characters, stunning animation, and brilliant music, The Lion King remains the very pinnacle of Disney's animated achievements.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 2, 2015
A majestic achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 2, 2015
Disney can take pride in this lion of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 24, 2013
the animation is stunning on the big screen and beautiful to watch
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2013
Even the inescapable hype cannot diminish the fact that this is one great film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 31, 2013
The Lion King, complete with jaunty songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, is undeniably and fully worthy of its glorious Disney heritage. It is a gorgeous triumph -- one lion in which the studio can take justified pride.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 31, 2013
This crowd-pleasing cartoon musical from Walt Disney had enormous box-office appeal, and proved so popular that it was adapted as a spectacular stage show.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2013
Between traumas, the movie serves up soothingly banal musical numbers (composed by Elton John and Tim Rice) and silly, rambunctious comedy.
July 31, 2013
It's perhaps the closest Disney has come to creating a consciously mythical entertainment in the style of Star Wars. Yet like that film it keeps its sense of humor and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 31, 2013
Even with its flaws, this latest Disney animated feature once again delivers what its audience wants. Too bad flesh and blood films can't be this consistent.
July 31, 2013
Simba is a superbly realized character, especially in the first half of the movie when he's still a little cub.
July 31, 2013
It bears repeating that The Lion King is quite entertaining as children's fare goes these days. But Disney has established a standard so high on animated features that anything less than a classic leaves you feeling that something's missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 31, 2013
The rest of The Lion King alternates between grand-opera melodrama and low-comedy hi-jinks, superbly blending the two approaches.
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