The colors are rich, the sounds are luscious and magic sparkles spurt charmingly from wands.
Bosley Crowther - New York Times
The masterpiece of the Disney Studios' postwar style.
Dave Kehr - Chicago Reader
Mary Costa's rich and expressive voice for the title character gives substance and strength to it.
Variety Staff - Variety
The hero and heroine are sugar sculpture, and the witch looks like a clumsy tracing from a Charles Addams cartoon.
Dean Essner - TIME Magazine
Has poor party etiquette ever been so costly?
Josh Larsen - LarsenOnFilm
Disney classic is delightful but sometimes scary.
Carrie R. Wheadon - Common Sense Media
One of the handful of Disney features that can be rightfully called perfect.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
Has grown better with age.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
The animation is -- as with all the early Disney's -- jaw-droppingly good.
Amber Wilkinson - Eye for Film
taken as a childhood adventure, you can't get much better than this film
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
A great-looking, colourful old-style classic.
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
...a fine family film.
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
Sleeping Beauty has been regarded as a minor classic for too long. This restored edition should reinforce that it's a classic, period.
James Plath - DVDTown.com
James Plath - Movie Metropolis
This was the most expensive animated film to date, and every penny was on the screen.
Dean Essner - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Although this rarely achieves the heights of classics like Snow White and Dumbo, it still has its moments.
Derek Adams - Time Out
Jake Euker - F5 (Wichita, KS)
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Disney's last great fairy tale adaptation for more than thirty years, until Beauty and the Beast
a worthy successor to Snow White and Pinocchio.
Steven D. Greydanus - Decent Films Guide
Nell Minow - Beliefnet
It may be Disney's purest cinematic fairy tale...
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
The picture is so misanthropic that its happy ending feels more coma-dream than fairy-tale resolution
Bill Chambers - Film Freak Central
not exactly the type of movie you sing along to
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
Suffused with celestial metaphors and flights of visual fancy informed by pre-Renaissance art, the economical story is played for cosmic pathos and staged as pagan ritual.
Ed Gonzalez - Slant Magazine
Ryan Cracknell - Movie Views
Is this the point when Disney animation lost its charm?
Dean Essner - Film4
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Very VERY 1950s, both in outlook and execution, but still brimming with wit and powerfully moving at times.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
Maleficent is one of the crowning achievements of the Disney Villain Factory.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
Audrey Rock-Richardson - Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
Despite being understandably technologically eclipsed... Sleeping Beauty still possesses an ageless Technirama charm and joie de vivre that's hard to find in many modern children's films.
Brent Simon - Entertainment Today
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Viewing it again for the first time in five years is like being reunited with an old friend.
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org