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Based on 23 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Disney deserves praise for raising the ante on its ambitions in animation. Next time, though, a little less civics lesson and a little more heart. show more

  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Disney's 33rd animated feature, and its first with characters based on real people, is a stunning movie with clever twists, vivid characterizations, insightful songs and a surprising harvest of revisionist history that manages to ring smartly as pure entertainment. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Despite haunting moments in this fabricated fling between a headstrong Native American and an English sea captain, the film isn't as chirpy or majestic as recent Disney fare. [16Jun1995 Pg. 01.D] show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Taking advantage of the studio's breathtakingly intricate animation, directors Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg have breathed vitality into this, the fifth "new wave" Disney animated picture. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film looks great, the songs are wonderfully visualized, and the characters are appealing. show more

  • 75
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    With an original score by Alan Menken and Gilbert and Sullivan-ish songs by Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, the movie is the cartoon equivalent of a full-scale, high-quality Broadway musical. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    Overall, Pocahontas is a triumph as a visual experience (though the music is unusually bland), but a disappointment as a film. show more

  • 38
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Unwilling to offend, the scribes have committed the greatest offence of all - they've neglected to tell a story, airbrushing out anything remotely dramatic. show more

  • 70
    Film Threat

    The animation in Pocahontas is a testament to the constantly evolving skills of the various animators involved, drawing characters that manage to make an impact, even if only a small one. show more

  • 40

    It's a war story with all the action removed and moral conflict inserted in its stead. That you're no longer allowed to boo is bad enough, but asking anyone to root for this bunch of drips is adding insult to injury. show more

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