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  • Summary: Mulan chronicles the daring adventures of a young Chinese woman whose irrepressible spirit clashes with her tradition-bound society.  (Disney)
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. The payoff is a consistently rich piece with impressive visual vitality.
  2. Reviewed by: Hollis Chacona
    89
    Disney's latest animated feature hearkens back to its heyday fare, a sweet and captivating tale that pits gentle, enduring goodness against dark, malevolent forces.
  3. 88
    The film shines at capturing the watercolor delicacy of China's past.
  4. This high-quality Disney animation combines strong pictorial appeal with amiable voice-performances.
  5. Reviewed by: Matt Roth
    70
    Disney's retelling of the popular Chinese folktale, may seem its gutsiest choice yet, but on closer examination it's obviously less a matter of guts than careful calculation.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Thompson
    60
    Though Disney's animation department does deserve credit for shaking up its formula and delving into relatively mature drama, the movie is flawed in numerous aggravating ways.
  7. A film that not only breaks the cross-dressing barrier but also ratchets up the violence level for children's animation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Jan 18, 2011
    10
    Beautifully animated a poetic and idealized Chinese society; the movie profoundly reflected gender inequalities, beautifully incorporatedBeautifully animated a poetic and idealized Chinese society; the movie profoundly reflected gender inequalities, beautifully incorporated Chinese aesthetics, and eulogized female heroism in a similar fashion comparable to the original poem it was based upon. Pretty costumes, too. Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    Mulan is simply stunning. I love how the makers of this movie has decided to set this in China and lets viewers subtly experience someMulan is simply stunning. I love how the makers of this movie has decided to set this in China and lets viewers subtly experience some characteristics and cultures of the Chinese people. Other than that, it provides fantastic themes, like family, self-sacrifice, bravery etc. Brilliant, always a great family classic. Collapse
  3. Aug 9, 2011
    10
    Its great , Its really well put together. It shows women can do whatever men can and do it BETTER ;) Geat movie to watch in todays day and ageIts great , Its really well put together. It shows women can do whatever men can and do it BETTER ;) Geat movie to watch in todays day and age with all the female disrespect going on. Expand
  4. May 24, 2012
    9
    I cannot really fault this movie. The animation, the story, the characters, the excitement and the feeling are justI cannot really fault this movie. The animation, the story, the characters, the excitement and the feeling are just incredible............................ Expand
  5. Sep 4, 2014
    8
    Mulan is some of Disney's finest work from the late 1990s. Filled with extravagant music and an adventure unparalleled--an instant classic.Mulan is some of Disney's finest work from the late 1990s. Filled with extravagant music and an adventure unparalleled--an instant classic. Not to mention Disney's first non-Caucasian princess, can this be? Expand
  6. Feb 16, 2014
    7
    A so-so movie, but it's oddly memorable. The animation is great, and the story is interesting. But the overall feel of the film and the movieA so-so movie, but it's oddly memorable. The animation is great, and the story is interesting. But the overall feel of the film and the movie itself aren't the best. Expand
  7. Nov 3, 2013
    0
    "Mulan" is good in its own ways, but I was slightly disappointed by the fact that the studio did not raise the animation standards to another"Mulan" is good in its own ways, but I was slightly disappointed by the fact that the studio did not raise the animation standards to another level. But the movie, just like all Disney movies, has a good moral at the end. Expand

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