The Last Unicorn
The Last Unicorn (1982)

A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.

Rated: G
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Release Date: January 1, 1982
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2004
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Some horrific moments (the mark of the best fairytales) and some sublimely witty lines.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Classic '80s animated fantasy has some scary moments.

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Rob Vaux

We don't see stories like this anymore. In point of fact, we never did... which makes this movie all the more wonderful.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

A story filled with genuine sweetness and mystery.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Would the act of giving The Last Unicorn an average rating be tantamount to kicking a puppy?

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Nearly everyone who waxes rhapsodic over The Last Unicorn starts off noting how they 'grew up' on the film.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Has a screenplay that's among the most literate ever written in the English language for what certainly would appear, from all the evidence, to be a "children's movie".

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Dustin Putman

Holds a forlorn, poetic beauty that separates it from the more conventional family-targeted animated features of its time—or any era, for that matter.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Weighted with moments of surprising power yet undone by crazed-crank nickelodeon pacing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
The rare case of an animated childhood classic that looks and feels dated now but still oozes of the feeling you had when you watched it for the first time.… More
Aj V
An interesting story about a unicorn, I didn't get to see the end, though, so I want to see the rest sometime. So far, I thought it was okay.
Tim Salmons
The Last Unicorn is possibly the best of the Rankin/Bass animated features. It holds up surprisingly well and carries more warmth and weight than most of its… More
Kylie B
I remember this film upsetting me terribly when I was little. Need to rewatch it at some point to give an 'adult' rating.
Dean King
An impressive voice cast with a touching story, although a bit dated now visually. Will mainly appeal to a very young audience.
Lafe Fredbjornson
Great fantasy story with a Unicorn as the main character. It's a distinct style of animation, but a beautiful film to watch.