The Lion King Reviews

  • The Lion King
    • Genre : Live-Action, Adventure
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : PG
    • Duration : 118 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Walt Disney Pictures
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  • the story and the songs, with a few notable if hardly unexpected updates, are fondly faithful to the original; the magic mostly intact. Another reboot was never terribly necessary, maybe -- but it's good, still, to be King
    Review rate : B+ by Leah Greenblatt [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • the Circle of Life has never looked so good: Director Jon Favreau's visually wowing update stuns the senses with photorealistic animals and an immersive African landscape, all courtesy of game-changing, incredible visual effects
    3 of 4 by Brian Truitt [USA Today ]
  • the attention to detail, from the way in which the light falls to the expressive eyes of the characters, is breathtaking; "The Lion King" is on balance a solid and at times stunningly beautiful film
    3.5 of 4 by Richard Roeper [Chicago Sun-Times ]
  • the 'toon still rules when it comes to heart, but this shot-for-shot remake is an impressively mounted, visually breathtaking nostalgia rush
    3 of 5 by Matt Maytum [Total Film ]
  • Jon Favreau's animated remake looks majestic, but it's a flat, nostalgic rehash
    Review rate : C- by Rodrigo Perez [The Playlist ]
  • it's the work of a studio that's gobbled up the rest of the film industry and is still hungry for more. "The Lion King" feels less like a remake than a snuff film, and a boring one at that
    Review rate : D by David Ehrlich [Indiewire ]
  • it's of course watchable and enjoyable. But I missed the simplicity and vividness of the original hand-drawn images; I don't quite feel like bowing, but respect has to be paid to a handsomely made piece of entertainment
    3 of 5 by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian ]
  • director Jon Favreau's exhilarating live-action take on "The Lion King" hews closer to the Walt Disney animated masterpiece than any of the studio's recent remakes
    by Peter Debruge [Variety ]
  • a visually dazzling new version of the Disney classic; it may not capture hearts like the 1994 original, but this extraordinary movie is so visually stunning and technically innovative
    3 of 4 by Rafer Guzman [Newsday ]
  • "The Lion King" 2019 movie is so very incredible; This is Disney's third remake this year, and after the disappointing "Dumbo" and a much better than anticipated "Aladdin", they've saved the best till last, with a new Lion King which reigns supreme
    5 of 5 by Chris Hunneysett [Daily Mirror (UK) ]

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