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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The result is a failed and lifeless experiment in which everything goes wrong. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An enchanting, beautiful and brilliantly imagined film. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Simple and evocative, yet teeming with intriguing visual effects. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A train wreck of mind-numbing proportions. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Visually, taking its cues (mostly) from Van Allsburg's Hopperesque art, The Polar Express is eye-popping. Storywise, however, it can be eyelid-drooping. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It's a sensation - both a milestone in computer-animation and a likely Christmas classic. show more

  • 100
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A story that soars with breakneck pace but slows in all the tender moments. Visually, this train ride is both majestic and edge-of-your-seat. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A movie for more than one season; it will become a perennial, shared by the generations. It has a haunting, magical quality because it has imagined its world freshly and played true to it, show more

  • 88
    Miami Herald

    It's a good, old-fashioned North Pole adventure. show more

  • 88
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Devoid of 21st-century irony, this visually stunning, action-packed yuletide treat is sweet and, yes, magical in a way that will enchant kids and give older viewers a twinge of nostalgia. show more

  • June 07, 2011 Dry Master
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    great holiday movie

  • December 22, 2009 drummerbk56
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    a great Christmas Eve night movie!!

  • December 12, 2009 Melody
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    This movie rates up there with It's A Wonderful Life and White Christmas. I've watched it 4 times today alone. Yes, I'm a little obsessed with it today, but The Polar Express gives me that warm Christmas Eve feeling no matter what day it is!! It is magical, superbly made and 100% the best!!

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