Aladdin

critic Reviews

, 57% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Aladdin retells its classic source material's story with sufficient spectacle and skill, even if it never approaches the dazzling splendor of the animated original.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's fine... A very straightforward, big spectacle musical.
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    Esther ZuckermanThrillist
    It's bizarre in a way that's sometimes funny-bad and sometimes just bad-bad.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    Everything about Aladdin is big, and yet feels small at the same time. Its lavish production design and costuming also has the effect of looking more like a stage production than an epic movie.
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    Kim NewmanSight & Sound
    Massoud's parkour-practising Aladdin and Naomi Scott's glass-ceiling-smashing Princess Jasmine aren't really allowed space to develop readings of the roles when Smith is due to pop out of a lamp at any moment to murder a song or flog a comedy routine
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    Michael SragowFilm Comment Magazine
    Disney's remake of Aladdin features human actors and digital creatures, but don't call it "live-action." Maladroit and overlong, its resting state is moribund.
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    Aramide TinubuStylecaster
    Aladdin wasn't perfect, but nothing will ever live up to the classic '92 version. Still, if you have a kiddo, or if you're still a big kid at heart, we certainly recommend it.
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    Michael J. CaseyMichael J. Cinema
    A movie loaded with missed opportunities.
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    Alex BentleyCultureMap
    It's unlikely that the new Aladdin will be the cultural touchstone that the original was, but it has plenty of memorable moments that complement well the iconic ones many of us hold near and dear.
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    Jesse HassengerNylon
    Still, as cynical and pointless an operation as this remake cycle has often been, Aladdin is a bit livelier than the equivalent Beauty and the Beast.
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    Richard CrouseRichard Crouse
    Despite the updates and the pomp Aladdin feels underwhelming by the time the end credits roll. The songs frequently interrupt the flow of the story, creating a stop-and-go feel that sucks some of the film's momentum away.
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