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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A gorgeous piece of work. It pulls every heartstring a good romance should, yet bursts with G-rated fun, wonderfully human characters and several solid and hummable songs. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Flawed but not fatally, this ambitious epic's strength lies not just with its haunting melodies, pretty pictures, star voices and kid-friendly sidekicks - the usual shtick that makes Disney tick. [14 Nov 1997, p.D6] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Picks and chooses cleverly, skipping blithely past the entire Russian Revolution but lingering on mad monks, green goblins, storms at sea, train wrecks and youthful romance. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Easily the best non-Disney animated movie in recent memory, and it is good enough to rival such titles as “The Lion King” and “Aladdin.” show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Lavishly produced animation makes imaginative use of familiar formulas, filling the screen with handsome images accompanied by sprightly songs and lively voice-performances. show more

  • 63
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    Lacks the spark of the best recent Disney spectaculars, like "Beauty and the Beast." show more

  • 80
    Chris Gore Film Threat

    With A+ voice talent provided by Meg Ryan (Anastasia) and John Cusack (Dimitri), Fox has a winner on its hands. show more

  • 60

    Manages to be a charming little movie, nothing to write home about but a perfectly acceptable way to while away a rainy Sunday afternoon with the child, or children, in your life. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Decent songs, an amusing script and some surprisingly imaginative animation. show more

  • 67
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    This sumptuous-looking film clearly spared no expense in its visual rendering; its optical flourishes and attention to detail aim for the Disney gold standard and, for the most part, come pretty darn close. show more

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