Swiss Family Robinson
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

When the Robinson family are shipwrecked on a remote island, they build a new home with everything they need to survive in their tropical paradise. Their peaceful splendor is interrupted by a marauding group of pirates.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 21, 1960
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2002
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

The Swiss Family Robinson, like most of Walt Disney's screen versions of the children's classics, is good Disney and bad culture.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Mild peril, dated animation in tale of island survival.

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Alistair Harkness

It's no Pirates Of The Caribbean but the spirit of adventure, and Disney's high production values, means that there's still some fun to be had watching this wholesome family adapt to island life.

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Howard Thompson
New York Times

It's hard to imagine how the picture could be better as a rousing, humorous and gentle-hearted tale of family love amid primitive isolation and dangers.

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Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

Good intro for kids reluctant to watch old movies.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Chock-full of exotic locations and animals, desert-island DIY ingenuity, and high-spirited excitement, with a poignant subplot involving the rivalry of the two elder sons.

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Josh Larsen

...a crudely calibrated series of 'thrills,' each timed for maximum sustained interest.

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Emanuel Levy

There's something for everybody in this Disney's live action adventure made for the entire family, which may explain why it was the most commercially popular film of 1960.

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Douglas Pratt

The escapist atmosphere is still difficult to resist.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
Next to 20,000 Leagues, I would say that this is one of Disney's best live action movies of the time. It's such a fun movie with everything you love… More
danny d
one of my all time favorite family classics. i must have watched this film no less than 20 times when i was a kid. ultimatley it is rediculously over the top,… More
Tim Salmons
I'm kinda fond of this one.
Curtis Lilly
Classic. Total classic. Every kids dream
Stella Dallas
yes i know it's corny but i still want to live in a treehouse!
Lady D'arbanville
Loved this film as a kid, was faxcinated in the house they built and wanted to live there