Tarzan

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    60
    The movie is a collision between inspiration and tastelessness, between the defiantly quirky and the wholesomely homogenized. I hated it in principle--I hate most modern Disney cartoons--but adored a good deal of it in practice.
  2. 60
    The main problem with Tarzan is its story, which, after a strong start, finds a steady groove and stays with it, offering no particular highs or lows.
  3. Some first-rate animation and some second-rate storytelling.
  4. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    The result is a confused mess of mixed signals that substitutes a brutal climax for any kind of satisfactory resolution. Parents should be warned about the frequent gunfire and a grisly death by hanging.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Gehr
    50
    Visually rich yet numbingly formulaic.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Oct 5, 2011
    9
    "Tarzan" is one of those Disney classics that molded your brain and your heart with passion and innocence. A colorful masterpiece overall.
  2. Dec 17, 2011
    8
    Cool, with an amazing message and score make Tarzan one of Disney's most entertaining films yet, and it also has an amazing voice performanceCool, with an amazing message and score make Tarzan one of Disney's most entertaining films yet, and it also has an amazing voice performance from Rosie O'Donnell. I give this movie a 81% of a good movie. Full Review »
  3. Apr 23, 2011
    10
    This movie is one of Disney's greatest. Heart warming, inspiring, fantastic. The visuals, plot, and soundtrack are the stand-out features, butThis movie is one of Disney's greatest. Heart warming, inspiring, fantastic. The visuals, plot, and soundtrack are the stand-out features, but it is the sheer excellence in all areas of the film that make this a movie for everyone, not just a child's movie. Full Review »