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79

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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 76 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    I saw Tarzan once, and went to see it again. This kind of bright, colorful, hyperkinetic animation is a visual exhilaration.
  2. 100
    The stylized physiques and movements of the characters in this exciting animated musical-romance-adventure are at once realist and fantastic.
  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. There's no over-the-top music or comedy sequence to place this with the very best Disney animations, though, and Phil Collins's songs won't be to everyone's taste.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Gehr
    50
    Visually rich yet numbingly formulaic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Oct 23, 2010
    10
    like Mulan, Tarzan is excellent
  2. 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 Lion King at the time. Expand
  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, 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
  4. Nov 12, 2012
    9
    Tarzan is a bright and beautiful film lifted only higher by the brilliance of Phill Collins' soundtrack.
  5. 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 performance from Rosie O'Donnell. I give this movie a 81% of a good movie. Collapse
  6. Nov 12, 2013
    7
    Overly melodramatic, and the music makes the splendid film more corny. But the film has its moments, mostly due to the weird relationship of Tarzan and Jane. Provocatively humorous, and a friendly, childlike version to the gritty books of nineteenth century. A regular Disney movie. Expand
  7. Apr 23, 2014
    7
    Tarzan is a daring, wildly entertaining Disney movie that makes the occasional misstep, but it is still a great film for all ages. In terms of retelling this classic story, "Tarzan" delivers. Expand

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