Reviews: Aladdin (2019)

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  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • Excerpt: One ponders why Disney tasked Guy Ritchie, a director known for his innovative way around the gritty action flick, with directing a musical aimed squarely at the kiddie market.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: I have to admit the film is not without entertainment value, most surprisingly within an engaging performance from Will Smith that utilizes a spectrum of talent we haven’t seen from the actor in quite some time.
  • [New] | Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Not a trainwreck, but it is very uninspired. Will Smith and Naomi Scott manage to bring some charm despite thin material.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: By adhering mainly to the classic story with only minor tweaks, Disney’s reimagining delivers the goods.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: The romance lacks chemistry, and the villain lacks bite. It seems embarrassed to be a musical, failing to embrace the necessary ineffable daydreaminess. Somehow even more cartoonish as live-action.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: [Aladdin] is too long, and some of the musical sequences come up lacking, but the cast is strong, the production feels big, and magic carpets are always cool.
  • Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: …one cannot help but see this recycling of a beloved festive fable as nothing but an opportunistic money grab. Today’s Aladdin should have rubbed its own lamp and wished for the flavored footnotes of its legendary animated counterpart from yesteryear.
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: The new songs are awful, but Aladdin is a lot better then expected.
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Aladdin reminds us how much of a consummate showman the 50-year-old is and always has been. Will has a style, energy, and stage presence all his own, and he saves this entire movie from sandy ruin.