Tarzan

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    The stylized physiques and movements of the characters in this exciting animated musical-romance-adventure are at once realist and fantastic.
  2. 100
    This is entertainment worth thumping your chest over. [18 June 1999, Life, p.2E]
  3. 90
    Of the many excellent animated features Disney has produced over the past decade, this is the one that feels the freest, and sweetest.
  4. Although the villainous parts of this Tarzan are a bit hazy and the animal attraction between Tarzan and Jane a bit chaste, the film, nevertheless, works both for children and the adults.
  5. Speaking of Jane, Minnie Driver gets the big banana for top off-screen performance. She brims over with prissiness and pep, tenderness and visionary appreciation.
  6. 75
    From a purely visual standpoint, this may be the most impressive of all of Disney's traditionally animated features.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Gehr
    50
    Visually rich yet numbingly formulaic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. 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. Expand
  2. Oct 23, 2010
    10
    like Mulan, Tarzan is excellent
  3. Oct 11, 2010
    10
    An amazing movie I loved as a kid, and I still do to this day! The music by Phil Collins is also very excellent, in fact the best since LionAn amazing movie I loved as a kid, and I still do to this day! The music by Phil Collins is also very excellent, in fact the best since Lion King at the time. Expand
  4. Feb 20, 2012
    9
    One of my favourite Disney animated films. Has a great story, interesting characters and one of the best animation the company has ever done.One of my favourite Disney animated films. Has a great story, interesting characters and one of the best animation the company has ever done. Seeing Tarzan sliding through the jungle like he's skating on it is just amazing to look at. Tarzan acts as he should act; like an ape but he still has a lot of humanity in him, Jane is the best damsel in distress I have ever seen in any film and the animal characters are creatively designed and well thought out. The only problem I have with this film is Phil Collins singing in and out of the film. It is out of place and is completely random. Oh and I don't like Phil Collins' singing that much. Don't get me wrong, the songs are fantastically composed but it should have been sung by the characters in the film instead of Collins and if it was just Phil Collins composing and the characters singing, it would've been one of Disney's best musical because the songs are really great. Overall, a great Disney movie. Expand
  5. Jan 10, 2013
    9
    One of my favourite Disney films and its a tale we all knew growing up about the Jungle Boy who fell in love when he met Jane. Disney does aOne of my favourite Disney films and its a tale we all knew growing up about the Jungle Boy who fell in love when he met Jane. Disney does a pretty tame version of this for the kids of course but its still an enjoyable Family film with some great songs from Phil Collins and some rather touching scenes in there also. Voice talents were all spot on, no real stand-outs but as a whole a great cast. Overall definitely a highlight for the more recent Disney films released and worth checking out! Expand
  6. Jul 6, 2013
    8
    "Tarzan" brings a beautiful heartwarming tale, and while it does lack the strength in the middle sections of the film, it's still great fun."Tarzan" brings a beautiful heartwarming tale, and while it does lack the strength in the middle sections of the film, it's still great fun. With bright beautiful visuals, a catchy theme, and action-filled, "Tarzan" can soar. Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2014
    5
    After films like "The Lion King" and "Pocahontas", "Tarzan" comes as a reminder of the same theme that Disney loves to use, nature vs. human.After films like "The Lion King" and "Pocahontas", "Tarzan" comes as a reminder of the same theme that Disney loves to use, nature vs. human. A balanced story, overall, but too similar to many predecessors in terms of messages and animation. Feels more like an unimaginative sequel to some "Jungle Book". Expand

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