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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Frozen reminds you how many animated films rely more on inside jokes. It's modern without being hip, earnest with being sappy."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Frozen' has both showtunes and darkness, but most satisfying is a formula-defying finale that successfully subverts the fairytale status quo."
‑ Catherine Bray, Time Out
"Had the icy transformations, the shadows, the devilment and the edge-of-seat action all been sustained for longer at the expense of the odd spoonful of sugar it would have been untouchable in the modern era."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"loses points for being a not-very-good musical"
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Frozen is really about all of us learning that we can share our unique qualities with the world, as long as we also develop the maturity and responsibility to understand how our powers work and when it's the right time and place."
‑ Fred Topel, CraveOnline
"Extravagant care is taken with minutiae, and the directors, Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, whistle through the first twenty minutes of the plot with a controlled giddiness that would leave many live-action adventures staggering in their tracks."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"In a year of weak animated features, Frozen - loosely based on "The Snow Queen" - takes the lead by default."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Funny, whimsical and delightful to a fault, it is one of those movies that engages minds of all ages."
‑ David Keyes,
"With a billion dollars in the bank, two Oscars on the shelf, and the ire of ridiculous, right-wing pundits who think it's turning the children of the world gay, Frozen has pretty much pulled off the trifecta of cinematic accomplishments."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Josh Gad's winningly goofy talking snowman... is too dim to realise that longing for the arrival of summer is not particularly wise for one of his kind."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"If you thought there was only so much to be done with ice and snow as visual fields, think again along the lines of prismatic crystals, epic storms and fantastical structures built on water's gift for freezing itself into see-through art."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"It's hard to generate a sense of warmth when the plot points all feel so coldly calculated, and it doesn't help that the musical numbers are so pedestrian."
‑ Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail
"The fairy-tale ending promises not only marriage but adds the didactic twist that 'the only fixer-upper' true love is not restricted to coming exclusively from a lover."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Born out of warring needs to both play things safe and be truly bold, so it while it's never outright bland, it lacks staying power."
‑ Dan Schindel, Movie Mezzanine
"With its wonderful songs, spectacular animation, and heartwarming story, 'Frozen' ranks right up there with 'Beauty and the Beast and 'The Little Mermaid' in the Disney pantheon."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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