The Prince of Egypt
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"My son, I have nothing I can give, but this chance that you may live." With these words, Yocheved, a Hebrew mother, places her infant son in a basket and sets him adrift on the Nile River. His sister Miriam follows him along the riverbank to ensure its safety. After a perilous journey, the basket floats near the royal palace, where it is spotted by the Queen. As she approaches the basket with her young son nearby, she marvels at the beautiful infant boy inside. She names the baby Moses and adopts him as her own. Based on the 'Book of Exodus' in the Bible, this is the story… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

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"The movie's proudest accomplishment is that it revises our version of Moses toward something more immediate and believable, more humanly knowable."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"As epic, emotionally satisfying spectacle, it's way up there with the very best in mainstream animation."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"It turns much too serious for its own good, though it otherwise is an entirely satisfying animated adventure story."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The angular animation and muted colour palette gives the film a look more redolent of classic European cartoons than their homelier American counterparts."
‑ , Film4
"It could've worked with well-thought out characters, but limps along with the mostly flat and unmemorable ones that populate the picture."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"This is sensational cinema: crowds swarming among pyramids in eye-popping 3-D, camerawork that's distinctly Spielbergian in its fluidity."
‑ David Edelstein, Slate
"The handsomely animated Prince of Egypt is an amalgam of Hollywood biblical epic, Broadway supermusical and nice Sunday school lesson."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"Well-told story that's careful not to offend."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Hyperactive and visually busy without being much fun."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Audiences may truly be shocked at how far Katzenberg is willing to go to maintain the story's integrity."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"The blend of animation techniques somehow demonstrates mastery modestly, while the special effects are nothing short of magnificent."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Takes itself too seriously."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"When Moshe encounters the burning bush and confronts a God who calls Himself I Am That I is almost as if the scene compels the audience to remove their shoes for holy ground is underfoot"
‑ Jordan Hiller,
"Much of the animation is stunning and all of the vocal performances are good to great. It's just much of the passion seems to be in not stepping on anyone's beliefs or interpretations, instead of in telling the story in the most compelling way possible."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"Don't expect dancing camels and singing sphinxes."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
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