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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)
  • Director: Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, Animation, Family
  • Rating: G
  • Runtime: 88 min
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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
    Mulan effortlessly blends serious, comic, and cute elements into a whole that should entertain the majority of movie-goers, regardless of race, gender, or age.
  4. This high-quality Disney animation combines strong pictorial appeal with amiable voice-performances.
  5. Reviewed by: Bruce Diones
    70
    While the movie sticks to the familiar Disney formula, the cute sidekicks are less intrusive and the songs are not as overbearing as usual; for the most part, it sustains an enjoyable hum and a simple, delicate glow.
  6. 60
    Mulan, like all the characters in this movie, is a cookie-cutter American prototype, lazily ripped off from the Disney boilerplate that fashioned Pocahontas et al.
  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: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  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. 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
  3. May 3, 2012
    10
    Not a bad thing to say about it really. The story captures exactly what the Mulan story should be. The animation is beautiful. The charactersNot a bad thing to say about it really. The story captures exactly what the Mulan story should be. The animation is beautiful. The characters are really interesting. 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 24, 2012
    5
    Sure the movie has a strong heroine, but it would have been a lost stronger if it weren't for the unmemorable songs, weak villain, tolerableSure the movie has a strong heroine, but it would have been a lost stronger if it weren't for the unmemorable songs, weak villain, tolerable supporting characters and the movie's version of Jar Jar Binks in Eddie Murphy's dragon sidekick Mushu. Although there are worst Disney animated features than this, this movies is one of the least enjoyable ones I've watched. Definitely a disappointment. Expand

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