Pocahontas (1995)

History gets the Disney kiddie treatment and a politically correct interpretation in the studio's 33rd feature-length animated movie, the first to be based on actual events and people. Pocahontas (Irene Bedard) is the daughter of… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: June 16, 1995
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2000
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Pocahontas means well, and has moments of startling beauty, but it's largely a bland, uninspired effort, with uneven plotting and an unfortunate lack of fun.

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

The film may take you by surprise with its quick ending, running only 76 minutes before the credits roll. I wanted more both times I saw it.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Overall this seems like a reasonable stab at an impossible agenda.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

It's hard to excuse the reconception of the eleven or twelve-year-old Pocahontas...as a statuesque supermodel, especially as kids don't need their stories to be hung on romance to deem them, err, shapely. [Blu-ray]

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Laura Shapiro

Just about everything in this lavish, animated feature is for the pigtail set.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

All Disney has really done in its disappointing 33rd animated feature is revive the stereotype of the Noble Savage.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

"Pocahontas" isn't an A-movie in the Disney catalog, but it's a solid second-tier film that, despite its romanticizing of the "noble savage," nonetheless features themes that are wholesome and consistent with Disney's messaging.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

[A] handsome, deeply felt, even more deeply reverent animated musical.

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Jeremy Gerard

The Disney artists have created a vivid palette for the picture.

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Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Fine for kids; just don't expect a history lesson.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
I do not share the negative criticism that this well-intentioned (yet naive) animation is racist and offensive to American Indians, and it is actually a lot… More
Alex roy
Pocahontas is one of the worst Disney films that I've seen. This was the end of an era as far as I'm concerned. The film was well drawn and had a good… More
Alice Shen
For the past two years, I've had a hankering to rewatch "Pocahontas" to see if my childhood love for it still stands, and despite its glaring… More
Bethany Murphy
A childhood favourite and a classic! I loved Pocahontas as a child!
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
One of the most powerful films in the Disney collection, Pocahontas suffers from a weak villain and some throw-away characters, but features raw emotions and… More
Aj V
I loved this movie when I was a kid, but now, I'm not as crazy about it. It does have a good Disney Princess, good songs, and nice animation. The story… More