The Lion King Reviews

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September 10, 2019
The Lion King captures just enough of the original's warmhearted excitement -- and introduces enough new delights -- to feel like more than a cynical Disney money grab.
September 6, 2019
Jon Favreau's reimagining of The Lion King is undoubtedly a visual triumph.
August 24, 2019
...a cynical (yet admittedly watchable) cash grab.
August 23, 2019
The entire thing just filled with me to the brim with so much joy.
August 22, 2019
Despite its flaws, the film is one that parents should see with their kids (maybe over the age of 3). This is Lion King for their generation, one that is more diverse, more Black, and more authentic than ours ever was.
August 22, 2019
Disney's The Lion King is a visually majestic masterpiece. The landscape is flawless, the music fun and nostalgic, and there's no place for any cynical adult reasoning, just enjoy it people, Donald Glover and Beyonce' are in it ...
August 15, 2019
Not all remakes are successful, but this version of The Lion King shines.
August 8, 2019
It's The Lion King - it'll never not be good. The story is quality and it's visually stunning but the heart that fuelled the 1994 version is sorely missing here.
August 6, 2019
Though by no means a bad movie, The Lion King would've been better off trying to be more of its own movie, do something different in terms of story and character, and aim as high narratively as it achieved with its extraordinary visuals.
August 5, 2019
The shininess is an undeniably impressive and redeeming feature to a lack of implemented originality.
August 5, 2019
Despite being a reflection and a carbon copy of the original film, The Lion King works. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 1, 2019
I was enchanted by the amazing photography (bravo, Caleb Deschanel) and voice work of terrific actors (Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Seth Rogan) and the always-wonderful James Earl Jones.
August 1, 2019
Familiarity aside, The Lion King delivers spectacle on a grand scale that deserves to be enjoyed on the biggest screen possible.
August 1, 2019
Whatever complicated, state-of-the-art methods created this hybrid animation, the results beautifully render colors and scale, from the tallest mountain, to every swaying blade of grass. But much less innovation has gone into the plot.
July 31, 2019
The film tries to hide the prints from the past despite knowing that those prints will be the ones to survive in the end. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 31, 2019
A visual feast if not an emotional one, it looks almost too realistic; were it not for singing animals wanting to preserve primogeniture, I could easily have forgotten there was any trickery involved.
July 31, 2019
Without Timon and Pumbaa, I would rate this movie a lot lower. In fact, if it wasn't for them, I probably would have fallen asleep in the theater.
July 30, 2019
Leave comparisons at home and enjoy 2019's "The Lion King" for what it is: a work of art.
July 30, 2019
It mostly works - there were a mere handful of moments where the technique stuttered or threatened my suspension of disbelief - but again, why bother?
July 29, 2019
A dazzling visual display that doesn't thrill like the original. [Full Review in Spanish]
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