Tall Tale
Tall Tale (1995)

A youngster partners up with Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan and John Henry to save the family farm.

Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 24, 1995
DVD Release Date: August 26, 2008
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ed Hulse
Entertainment Weekly

The exquisitely photographed landscapes pull you out of your living room and into the grandeur of the West.

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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times

If a good children's film is supposed to open the eyes of its young audience, then the somewhat misleadingly titled "Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill" is mighty good.

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People Magazine

Dang it if Disney's latest for kids doesn't seem like The Wizard of Oz in chaps, sharing that classic's structure but minus its imagination, charm and songs.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

If the kids can be enticed into theaters during opening weekend, "Tall Tale" is a safe bet to generate strong word of mouth.

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Leah Garchik
San Francisco Chronicle

A children's movie with enough gumption, fire and wit to warm the cockles of an adult heart.

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TV Guide

It's homespun homily time: TALL TALE may look like a rousing adventure story for the whole family, but it's really a vehicle for the kind of tiresome moral aphorisms that only William Bennett could love. . .

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

This is not the stuff of which legends are made.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Mickey's minions herein transform three of America's rootin'est, tootin'est frontier superheroes into politically and ecologically corrected pablum-spewing icons for our time.

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Screen It!

This film contains the stereotypical western adventure movie material.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Tall Tale is a terrific film with a great story and a good cast of actors. I grew up watching this film, and it's actually one of the better live action… More
David Tate, III
Now, I saw part of this at school when I was a child (I'm now in my mid-twenties) and I really love action-adventure and or certain fantasy films (whether… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A decent lie action movie with Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan and others. I like those American Tall Tales.
Sol C
I missed this film when it originally came out. I finally saw it on Cable and was pleasantly surprised by it. I liked it. Nick Stahl must have done this film… More