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  • Summary: Experience the extraordinary tale of two brothers, one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth ultimately sets them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth and the other, the chosen leader of his people. Their final confrontation changes their lives - and the world - forever. (DreamWorks LLC) Expand
  • Director: Brenda Chapman
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, Animation, Family, Musical
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 99 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. An inspiring translation of biblical grandeur, turning the story of one of history's greatest heroes into an entertaining, visually dazzling cartoon.
  2. 88
    One of the best-looking animated films ever made.
  3. 80
    The blend of animation techniques somehow demonstrates mastery modestly, while the special effects are nothing short of magnificent.
  4. If nothing else it's a wonderful essay on the meaning of freedom and the courage it takes to wrestle it from despots. In that sense, it feels more political and cultural than religious.
  5. 70
    Rendering in high drama the story of Moses one moment and then underscoring that drama with songs filled with banal "you-can-make-it-if-you-really-try" cliches moves from the sublime to the ridiculous so quickly, you could get the bends.
  6. As a rule, the drawn and computer-animated imagery is top notch and seamlessly integrated, but the central characters' tawny complexions and the often chiaroscuro lighting sometimes obscure all but the whites of their eyes and their pearl-perfect teeth.
  7. 30
    Middlebrow kitsch, but kitsch straining for respectability and therefore without the energy that can make kitsch entertaining.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 23, 2010
    10
    This movie is totally epic. it retells the book of Exodus and its well-written. the animation kicked a**, the characters' peformances were the best, the visuals were excellent, the music rocked, and the cinematography is awesome. The Prince of Egypt is just the right Dreamworks animated movie and kids will love it. Expand
  2. Jan 15, 2014
    10
    The Prince of Egypt is probably my favourite animated film growing up. It's very hard to put an existing story into film and making it appealing to most people, but this movie nails it in every way. The songs, the image, the plot, all work together extremely well, and you can see the emotion of the characters and their ambitions. It may be a bit too serious and you can't see if it's for adults, teens or kids, but, hey, it's a timeless movie. Expand
  3. Oct 16, 2011
    9
    "The Prince of Egypt" is a well made animation re-telling the story of Moses from the Bible. You would definitely want to show it to your kids if your christian. Expand
  4. Mar 23, 2013
    8
    The Prince of Egypt is an enjoyable film. While it may lack the numerous characters and complex story that Ten Commandments has or the talent of Charles Heston as Moses, the film does offer some awesome music and epic moments that Ten Commandments does not have. This is a film that I think people will enjoy just as long as they do not compare it to the Ten Commandents. It is an enjoyable film that I will probably see again in the near future. Expand
  5. Apr 23, 2011
    8
    This movie is a great way of telling the story about Moses.
  6. Jan 2, 2012
    6
    The Prince of Egypt's story can feel just powerful at times and it had dazzling animation and great music. But with some lackluster voice performances the whole thing is almost ruined. I give this movie 60%. Expand

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