The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt (1998)

"My son, I have nothing I can give, but this chance that you may live." With these words, Yocheved, a Hebrew mother, places her infant son in a basket and sets him adrift on the Nile River. His sister Miriam follows him along the… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 18, 1998
DVD Release Date: September 14, 1999
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Prince of Egypt's stunning visuals and first-rate voice cast more than compensate for the fact that it's better crafted than it is emotionally involving.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

The movie's proudest accomplishment is that it revises our version of Moses toward something more immediate and believable, more humanly knowable.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

As epic, emotionally satisfying spectacle, it's way up there with the very best in mainstream animation.

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Peter T. Chattaway

The parts of the story that the film does tell, it gets right. And it just might encourage children (and others) to look up the biblical story for themselves.

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David Edelstein

This is sensational cinema: crowds swarming among pyramids in eye-popping 3-D, camerawork that's distinctly Spielbergian in its fluidity.

Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

The handsomely animated Prince of Egypt is an amalgam of Hollywood biblical epic, Broadway supermusical and nice Sunday school lesson.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It turns much too serious for its own good, though it otherwise is an entirely satisfying animated adventure story.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

The blend of animation techniques somehow demonstrates mastery modestly, while the special effects are nothing short of magnificent.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Takes itself too seriously.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Well-told story that's careful not to offend.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Morris
The Prince of Egypt has a lot going for it, first and foremost, stunning distinctive art direction and animation. It also has excellent voice performances,… More
Michael Edwards
This is by far the best rendition of the story in the bible (may i add, my favorite chapter in the bible)the actors were perfect choices for every character and… More
Unknown Hobo
An amazingly accurate portrayal of the Biblical story of Moses and the Pharoah, all played out in stunning animation. Although I feel it is a little too long… More
Richard C
Dead Angel
Moses was not called by this name in Quran. He was called Musa. The song at the beginning was mind blowing. It was very touching. I did liked the cartoon a bit.
Jeremy Smith
Propaganda, but quite well done.