Paramount Pictures | Release Date: July 14, 1995 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 25 Critics
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Unlike Omri's plastic toys, The Indian in the Cupboard never comes to life. [14 July 1995, p.5G]
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With its long silences washed over by banal, overused music, The Indian in the Cupboard is best watched for its ingenious tricks of scale and for an invitingly peaceful look. [14 July 1995, p.C3]
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Oz is a bit too impressed by the story's enchantment - too inclined to dwell on Omri's astonished gaze and too eager to fill the soundtrack with Randy Edelman's ain't-it-awesome? musical score. [14 July 1995, p.17]
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What is most surprising about The Indian in the Cupboard is its listless pacing, without emotional goosebumps. Director Frank Oz's films (Little Shop of Horrors, Housesitter), usually possess an energy to carry audiences along. [14 July 1995, p.8]