Tangled Reviews

  • Disney's new (yet not quite novel), musical (yet not quite memorable), 3-D (yet so what) animated retelling of the Grimm brothers' Rapunzel.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • The heart of Disney animation lies in song and spectacle, and while none of the musical compositions here are quite at the level of "The Little Mermaid" or "Beauty and the Beast," they are good enough...

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • Tangled braids strands of traditional storytelling and a contemporary sensibility with stylish if predictable results.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • The result is an uncommonly pretty visual experience, especially during a climactic scene when hundreds of lanterns are sent aloft into the night sky. One thousand points of light never looked so fetching.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • I can't think of a cartoon more confident about how to use jump cuts for comedy. Those senses of cleverness and innovation merely underscore how shopworn the rest of this movie is.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Tangled is unusually attuned to the emotional frequencies of mothers and daughters, considering that, like basically every Disney/Pixar feature, its writer (Dan Fogelman) and directors (Nathan Greno and Byron Howard) are a bunch of dudes.

    Dan Kois — Village Voice

  • A Rapunzel retelling could have become just a retread of the studio's past princess tales, but this genuinely charming, chintz-free story does something new: It takes the time to chill out, as its heroine might say.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • The prettiness comes with brains, and the whole production, like those newly eye-catching models of American-made cars, bespeaks resurgent confidence.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • Rapunzel, Rapunzel, you are lovely to look at it and occasionally charming. But there just ain't much to you beyond the hair.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • Tangled is bound to be a hit with its target audience, and will keep parents entertained.

    Claire Martin — Denver Post

  • It eventually establishes itself as not just a fleet and engaging cartoon entertainment, but something of a latter-day classic... worthy of consideration alongside... Beauty and the Beast.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • There are no unnecessary pop references here, just fluid, graceful storytelling.

    Bruce Diones — New Yorker

  • The film has the advantage of getting surer and more heartfelt and beautiful as it goes...

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • The tale of Rapunzel gets a cheeky make-over in this gorgeous Disney animation, which combines the studio's traditional hand-drawn look with the sculptural qualities of digital 3D.

    Andrea Gronvall — Chicago Reader

  • While it is a diverting Disney animation -- the studio's 50th -- it lacks the emotional undercurrents of a movie from the studio's Pixar division.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • I don't feel like writing a review of "Tangled." I feel like throwing it a parade.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Tangled is the best animated film from Disney in the past 15 years.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • With "Tangled," a delightfully fresh spin on "Rapunzel," the entertainment powerhouse delivers its first classic-caliber computer animation outside the Pixar family.

    Kerry Lengel — Arizona Republic

  • Old-fashioned storytelling barely prevails over sassy contempo attitude.

    Justin Chang — Variety

  • A solid if not-quite-classic musical version of "Rapunzel"...

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

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