Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
A hugely entertaining blend of music, fun and eye-popping thrills, though it doesn't lack for heart. Read full review
Pure, eye-popping pleasure. Read full review
Has the resonance to stand not just as a terrific cartoon but as an emotionally pungent movie. Read full review
A timeless classic, full of excitement, humor, witty asides and memorable characters. Read full review
There are moments of fun and humor, to be sure, but the undercurrent is of a far more serious, "adult" nature. The Lion King is primarily about guilt and redemption. Read full review
Basically what we have here is a drama, with comedy occasionally lifting the mood. The result is a surprising seriousness; this isn't the mindless romp with cute animals. Read full review
It's a thumping good adventure. Read full review
For all the undeniable merits, it somehow feels manufactured, and thus, to a degree, calculated - the product not of a collective imagination taking esthetic chances, but of an imaginative collective putting the rivets into a well-wrought plan that can't go awry. Read full review
Although far from the worst offender in Disney's canon, The Lion King is nevertheless host to many of the less savory qualities common to the studio's output. Read full review
The film has some of Disney's most spectacular animation yet -- particularly in the wildebeest stampede -- and strong vocal performances, especially by skilled Broadway comedian Nathan Lane. However, it suffers from a curiously undeveloped story line. Read full review
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