'Sleeping Beauty' Critic Reviews

100%
MovieWeb:   2 reviews
91%
Rotten Tomatoes:   36 reviews
  • Bosley Crowther New York Times (Top Critic)
    The colors are rich, the sounds are luscious and magic sparkles spurt charmingly from wands.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Dave Kehr Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    The masterpiece of the Disney Studios' postwar style.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Variety Staff Variety (Top Critic)
    Mary Costa's rich and expressive voice for the title character gives substance and strength to it.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • TIME Magazine (Top Critic)
    The hero and heroine are sugar sculpture, and the witch looks like a clumsy tracing from a Charles Addams cartoon.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilm
    88
    Has poor party etiquette ever been so costly?
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Carrie R. Wheadon Common Sense Media
    100
    Disney classic is delightful but sometimes scary.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy
    100
    One of the handful of Disney features that can be rightfully called perfect.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Dennis Schwartz Ozus' World Movie Reviews
    75
    Has grown better with age.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Amber Wilkinson Eye for Film
    80
    The animation is -- as with all the early Disney's -- jaw-droppingly good.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Kevin Carr 7M Pictures
    100
    taken as a childhood adventure, you can't get much better than this film
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Brian Webster Apollo Guide
    78
    A great-looking, colourful old-style classic.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • John J. Puccio DVDTown.com
    60
    ...a fine family film.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis
    60
    ...a fine family film.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • James Plath DVDTown.com
    80
    Sleeping Beauty has been regarded as a minor classic for too long. This restored edition should reinforce that it's a classic, period.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • James Plath Movie Metropolis
    80
    Sleeping Beauty has been regarded as a minor classic for too long. This restored edition should reinforce that it's a classic, period.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • TV Guide's Movie Guide
    88
    This was the most expensive animated film to date, and every penny was on the screen.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Derek Adams Time Out
    Although this rarely achieves the heights of classics like Snow White and Dumbo, it still has its moments.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Jake Euker F5 (Wichita, KS)
    20
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com
    100
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal
    100
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Steven D. Greydanus Decent Films Guide
    84
    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.
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Nell Minow Beliefnet
    92
    Magical!
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • John Beifuss Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
    It may be Disney's purest cinematic fairy tale...
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Bill Chambers Film Freak Central
    88
    The picture is so misanthropic that its happy ending feels more coma-dream than fairy-tale resolution
    Full Review » 11 years ago