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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 ofExperience 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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    100
    Prince Of Egypt is epic storytelling on the grandest scale. Big imagery, big themes, big emotions - all met head-on and accomplished triumphantly within a film that is in essence a live action movie - more precisely a Steven Spielberg live action movie - writ cartoon.
  2. 88
    Overall, it's a story of triumph and adventure - of oppression ended and freedom begun.
  3. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    80
    Everything we love about biblical-movie kitsch is here, only concentrated and heightened.
  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. Even in an animated feature, visuals alone, no matter how successful, are not enough. And despite having this sturdy biblical tale to work with, despite being faithful enough to the spirit of the story to please a wide swath of scholars and theologians, the creators of Prince of Egypt have been unable to relate it in a completely compelling way.
  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: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
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  1. Nov 23, 2014
    10
    This is one of best animated films of all time. This is definitely the greatest Dreamworks movie ever. The animation in this movie has notThis is one of best animated films of all time. This is definitely the greatest Dreamworks movie ever. The animation in this movie has not been matched by any 2D animated movie since. The story is one you know from the Charlton Heston movie but told in a very distinct way. The music in this movie is absolutely powerful. The open sequence in this movie is one of the most powerful and emotional openings of any animated feature ever. Even if you are not religious or spiritual you will defiantly enjoy this film at least for beauty and emotion. 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 itThe 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. KyleG.
    Oct 6, 2007
    10
    This is a wonderful telling of the book of Exodus and anyone that says otherwise can go die. The music makes this movie 10 times more This is a wonderful telling of the book of Exodus and anyone that says otherwise can go die. The music makes this movie 10 times more memorable. Critics are wrong about this movie. It seems as though they went in the theater expecting to see a comedy. I'm pretty sure the Bible wasn't meant to be funny... so go screw yourselves Expand
  4. Oct 21, 2014
    10
    it is very hard to describe how good this movie was. from the way the songs were made to how well and accurately it puts events together whileit is very hard to describe how good this movie was. from the way the songs were made to how well and accurately it puts events together while it entertains is amazing 4.8 stars Expand
  5. 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"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
  6. Dec 15, 2014
    8
    A very good re-telling of the amazing story of Exodus and Moses' trials to free the hebrew slaves from Egypt and the overpowering Tyranny fromA very good re-telling of the amazing story of Exodus and Moses' trials to free the hebrew slaves from Egypt and the overpowering Tyranny from the Pharoah, Ramasses. The animation, voice acting, and humor will please the whole family. Expand
  7. 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 voiceThe 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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