Anastasia Synopsis
An expatriate (Yul Brynner) passes a refugee (Ingrid Bergman) off as a czar's daughter.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
A gorgeous piece of work. It pulls every heartstring a good romance should, yet bursts with G-rated fun, wonderfully human characters and...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Picks and chooses cleverly, skipping blithely past the entire Russian Revolution but lingering on mad monks, green goblins, storms at sea,...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Easily the best non-Disney animated movie in recent memory, and it is good enough to rival such titles as “The Lion King” and...
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80

Film Threat

By Chris Gore
With A+ voice talent provided by Meg Ryan (Anastasia) and John Cusack (Dimitri), Fox has a winner on its hands.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Lavishly produced animation makes imaginative use of familiar formulas, filling the screen with handsome images accompanied by sprightly...
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Flawed but not fatally, this ambitious epic's strength lies not just with its haunting melodies, pretty pictures, star voices and...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Anastasia has the Disney house style down cold, yet the magic is missing. Perhaps that's because the story's somber emotional...
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63

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
Lacks the spark of the best recent Disney spectaculars, like "Beauty and the Beast."
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60

Empire

Manages to be a charming little movie, nothing to write home about but a perfectly acceptable way to while away a rainy Sunday afternoon...
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Decent songs, an amusing script and some surprisingly imaginative animation.
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