Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
  1. 30
    Actually, the wonder The Polar Express induces feels something like a coma.
  2. A grave and disappointing failure, as much of imagination as of technology.
  3. A train wreck of mind-numbing proportions.
  4. 25
    The result is a failed and lifeless experiment in which everything goes wrong.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 150 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 79
  2. Negative: 13 out of 79
  1. EnaB.
    Dec 17, 2007
    Wonderful. Magical. A Holidays classic.
  2. ChadO
    Jun 28, 2008
    This movie is simply incredible. I loved everything about it, the characters, the storyline, the music. The thing I loved most of all was the incredible visuals. I would definently recommend this movie to anyone who has not seen it. Full Review »
  3. Apr 21, 2014
    The Polar Express is not Zemeckis' best film, but not his worst. The animation is quite good, and the movie is generally entertaining, but there is something about the story that doesn't quite connect with you. Full Review »