100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
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.
Full Review
88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
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.
Full Review
75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film looks great, the songs are wonderfully visualized, and the characters are appealing.
Full Review
75

TV Guide

Overall, Pocahontas is a triumph as a visual experience (though the music is unusually bland), but a disappointment as a film.
Full Review
75

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
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.
Full Review
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.
Full Review
50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
Full Review
50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As a fairy-tale confection, a kind of West Side Story in Jamestown, Pocahontas is pleasant to look at, and it will probably satisfy very small kiddies, but it's the first of the new-era Disney cartoons that feels less than animated.
Full Review
50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
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]
Full Review
38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Unwilling to offend, the scribes have committed the greatest offence of all - they've neglected to tell a story, airbrushing out anything remotely dramatic.
Full Review
58 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.