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Valiant Reviews



Genre :

Animation, Action, Comedy

Release Date :

August 19, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Gary Chapman

Starring :

Ewan McGregor, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, John Hurt, Ricky Gervais, John Cleese, Tim Curry, Olivia Williams

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 5

by Scott Brown [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 5

by Frank Swietek [One Guy's Opinion]
3 of 5

“..too short..”
by Daniel Portnoy [The Cinema Source]
2 of 4

“..too adult, too humorless..”
by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
“..this is a children's film which will amply entertain adults..”
by Lisa Hunt [MusicOMH]
2 of 4

“..the pedestrian quality of the animation..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 4

“..smoothly entertaining..”
by Sara M. Fetters [MovieFreak]
2 of 4

“..second-tier Disney..”
by John Monaghan [Detroit Free Press]
3 of 5

“..quite predictable..”
by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
1.5 of 4

by Brian Marder [Hollywood]
“..part spoof, part homage to old British war movies..”
by Jami Bernard [New York Daily News]
6 of 10

“..only average..”
by Scott Chitwood [Comingsoon]
1.5 of 5

“..monotonous and predictable..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]
2 of 5

“..lacking in either thrills or sophistication..”
by Paul Arendt [BBC Films]
2.5 of 4

“..isn't as bad as it sounds..”
by Mary_Liz Shaw [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
2 of 4

“..feels like unfinished business..”
by Jolie Williamson [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
3 of 5

“..Enjoyable comedy with decent animation and a superb voice cast..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
1.5 of 4

“..as illuminating as Heckle and Jeckle..”
by Molly Priesmeyer [The Boston Phoenix]
6 of 10

“..an edge-of-the-seat climax ensures this otherwise middle-ranking wartime adventure ends on a high note..”
by Gary Panton [Movie Gazette]
3 of 5

“..an amusing and sweet diversion..”
by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
3 of 5

“..Amiable, but often boring..”
by Vince Leo [Qwipster's Movie Reviews]
2 of 4

“..a visually pleasing film..”
by Chelsea Bain [Boston Herald]
3 of 5

“..a tired, predictable mess..”
by [E! Online]
3 of 5

“..a safe and promising inaugural venture for Vanguard..”
by Wade Major [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..a humorous film with a lively cast and amazing animation..”
by John Casement [Film Ireland]
3.5 of 5

“..a disarmingly enjoyable movie with a lively cast of characters and an action-packed plot..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
3 of 5

“..a delightful, nostalgic family war skit..”
by Mostic [Iofilm]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Nancy Churnin [The Dallas Morning News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Glenn Whipp [L.A. Daily News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Robert K. Elder [Chicago Tribune]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2 of 4
Reviewed by David Germain [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Sarah Chauncey [Reel]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Kathy Cano Murillo [The Arizona Republic]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by [Slant Magazine]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Deborah Hornblow [The Hartford Courant]

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