'Alice in Wonderland' Critic Reviews

87%
MovieWeb:   1 reviews
77%
Rotten Tomatoes:   27 reviews
  • Bosley Crowther New York Times (Top Critic)
    70
    If you are not too particular about the images of Carroll and Tenniel, if you are high on Disney whimsey and if you'll take a somewhat slow, uneven pace, you should find this picture entertaining.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Dave Kehr Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    What's really disappointing is the undistinguished animation: the film looks and plays more like the Disney shorts than the Disney features.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Variety Staff Variety (Top Critic)
    Walt Disney has gone a long way towards tightening the leisurely, haphazard adventure of Alice in the wonderland of her imagination.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • David Nusair Reel Film Reviews
    38
    ...a watchable yet thoroughly forgettable piece of work...
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    67
    Despite nice elements in this Oscar-nominated Disney feature, the movie was at the time a commercial flop, but deserves to be seen.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Peter Canavese Groucho Reviews
    75
    I'm not sure there's anyone alive that believes the 1951 film lives up to Lewis Carroll's deathless 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but the animated feature remains a perfectly decent slice of kid-friendly surrealism...[Blu-ray]
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk
    50
    plays as a series of colorful, but uneven setpieces that lack an interesting or emotionally engaging heroine to tie them together
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Jules Brenner Cinema Signals
    80
    Charm and relative simplicity play like a time capsule of animated movies past, which remind us of the Disney products that captivated our grandparents.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Nell Minow Common Sense Media
    80
    Surreal Disney classic with wild-card characters.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy
    80
    An emotionally chilly exercise... At the same time it is gorgeous indeed, one of the most singular movies in the Disney canon visually.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Jon Fortgang Film4
    An enjoyable if rather pallid rendering of Carroll's classic tale.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • TV Guide's Movie Guide
    88
    The film is dazzling in its use of color and odd shapes and is enhanced by the distinctive voices of Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter, Sterling Holloway as the Cheshire Cat, Jerry Colonna as the March Hare, and Verna Felton as the Queen of Hearts.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Jo Berry Empire Magazine
    60
    Fifty years on the movie is clearly due a reappraisal. It's colourful, fun and as surreal as Disney is ever likely to get, this isn't as good as the books, but works as a cute introduction to them.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid
    Disney's animated musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic is enjoyable and contains a few twisted touches and slanted visuals.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Rob Blackwelder SPLICEDWire
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Ryan Cracknell Movie Views
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Daniel M. Kimmel Worcester Telegram & Gazette
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Staci Layne Wilson StaciWilson.com
    Lovely animation and trippy story ruined by never-ending, excruciating songs.
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Bill Chambers Film Freak Central
    50
    Even as straightforward eye candy, the film is a near miss
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Eric Henderson Slant Magazine
    63
    Disney was and is a studio with an impenetrably inflated sense of quality control.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Christopher Null Filmcritic.com
    70
    a whirlwind ride... Disney's trippiest film
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • John J. Puccio DVDTown.com
    60
    ...talented actors lend the film its greatest energy, and without them I might have fallen asleep rather than just feeling a bit listless.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis
    60
    ...talented actors lend the film its greatest energy, and without them I might have fallen asleep rather than just feeling a bit listless.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Josh Gilchrist Billings Outpost (Montana)
    60
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Nell Minow Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
    80
    Full Review » 11 years ago