• Joel Diotte

    ★★★★★

    Dreamworks never made many non-CGI animated films.

    Like, 4 total I believe?

    And yet, of those, this is hands down some of their best work. To the point that it would be my favourite Dreamworks animated film for well over a decade (that place has been taken by the HTTYD franchise because quality beards), but the animation quality has held up over the years and still deserves the love it receives.

    Admittedly, I hadn't rewatched this movie since the last…

    View

  • Charlie

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "The Prince of Egypt", one of the earliest films from Dreamworks Animation, is the type of film that no one will attempt to recreate for a long time. 

    Adapting the Book of Exodus in the style of the 90's Disney  Broadway formula could have ended in disaster, but Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells and Steve Hickner manage to give one of the most unlikely candidates for mainstream animation, a respectable retelling, not only by not toning own the more violent elements,…

    View

  • garbear

    ★★★★

    I haven't seen this since I was a kid, and this is definitely one I appreciate much more years later. I really like the voice cast, especially Ralph Fiennes as the Pharaoh. I also like the layered and troubled dynamic between Moses and Rameses. There's some gorgeous animation, and Hans Zimmer's soundtrack is amazing, especially the Burning Bush theme.

    Sidenote: the version on Netflix is a transfer from a 35mm print of the film and there's a noticeable amount of deterioration. I would love to see a restoration on Blu Ray
    ...please?

    View

  • Jake Williams

    ★★½

    67/100

    Well, it's not quite Disney is it? The music, the animation, the voice acting, it's all quite inferior to the powerhouse studio and evident of DreamWorks' only second animated release. The story, while attempting to draw an attention of both children and adults, manages to be both too dark for the former and too playful for the latter. While the story is fascinating and a staple of the Bible, the film breezes through its depiction in what feels like…

    View

  • Julia Han

    ★★★★★

    HELL YEAH I LOVE THIS MOVIE

    View

  • David92

    ★★★★½

    The Prince of Egypt has absolutely fantastic animation that is so stylized and realistic, the beginning is so powerful and the ending is just spectacular, the dialogue is superb and the soundtrack is terrific with When You Believe being one of the best ever non-Disney songs. It is very rushed and should have been longer plus the supporting characters are forgettable, but the main two are so well developed with Rameses being the standout as he was portrayed in a…

    View

  • Eeliel047

    ★★★★½

    Hermosa e inspiradora, toda una gema en la animación.

    View

  • mastereva

    ★★★★★

    i used to watch this every easter as a child The Fucking Opening Scene is carved into my brain it's so good I almost believed in God

    View

  • Sonja

    ★★★½

    The story has been told probably a million times by now, and that we even need a text before the movie declaring how they filmmakers feel it's an appropriate depiction etc, just to make sure no religious feelings get hurt, seems ridiculous. But you got to hand it to Dreamworks, it is a well-told movie with very good animation (the Red Sea scene... awesome!) and catchy songs.

    View

  • martika

    ★★★★★

    I watched polish version for a change and djfgkhgfhdkhsd the voice actors are poorly cast (except for Hotep&Huy), not to mention the songs, what the choir is singing is unintelligible

    View

  • Trevor Maekelburger

    ★★★★

    Prince of Egypt is a bold film. Firstly, it has a more serious tone than most animated family features, and secondly, it is at its core a Christian film. Unfortunately, this combination is not always a recipe for critical and commercial success, but Prince of Egypt manages to succeed on many levels.

    Being a Christian myself, I am always skeptical of mainstream Christian films, as they tend to alienate most viewers rather than engage them, with messages and themes often…

    View

  • Ian T. McFarland

    ★★

    Problem here is they blindly adapted a large chunk of the book of Exodus without realizing that those chapters coalesced well into one story. This problem isn't unique to Prince of Egypt, but whatever the case it doesn't add up much of a through line.

    Thing that I most paid attention to was the insane geometry of characters' faces. They're clearly designed in three dimensions, coming out as entirely different shapes depending on the angle. I think it looked great,…

    View