Aladdin

critic Reviews

57% Rotten Tomatometer Score57%
  • Aladdin retells its classic source material's story with sufficient spectacle and skill, even if it never approaches the dazzling splendor of the animated original.
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    Paul McGuire GrimesKSTP-TV
    My wish is that this would have been a better movie. The Disney whimsy and magic is lacking in Aladdin.
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    Katie Smith-WongFlick Feast
    Thankfully, Aladdin is not a shot-for-shot remake, which gives Ritchie room to provide his own unique take. In turn, he incorporates little touches amid clever chase scenes and entertaining dialogue to lift the film.
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    Jeff YorkCreative Screenwriting
    The film is breathless, while never taking a breath, and when everything is big, brassy, and bold, even a manic genie has trouble standing out.
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    Mathew DeKinderSuburban Journals of St. Louis
    "Aladdin" delivers the goods, especially when the music is playing, and while it may not be exactly what you wished for, it's close enough.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's fine... A very straightforward, big spectacle musical.
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    Rhys TarlingIsolated Nation
    None of the filmmaking or acting really conveys that wonder of discovery; of falling in love. It's a facsimile of that feeling; a not-so-cheap copy. And, weirdly enough, it inspired in me only a small sense of loneliness.
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    Sarah MusnickyVitalThrills.com
    Arguably Disney's best live-action adaptation to date.
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    Felix Vasquez Jr.Cinema Crazed
    Guy Ritchie's remake is mediocre, time filling fodder and that's about the best compliment I can give it.
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    Kate RodgerNewshub (NZ)
    Fun-time singalong - four stars of family entertainment.
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    Nicolás DelgadilloCultured Vultures
    Aladdin surpasses previous Disney remakes with its unique aesthetic and welcome updates to the original, but some aspects still hold it back from true greatness.
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