Tangled

Tangled

The long-haired Princess Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but when she falls in love with a bandit who was passing by she must venture into the outside world for the first time to find him. 3.3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews
Tangled

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Certificate U
Genre Family / Children
Director Byron Howard and Nathan Greno
Cast Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ewan McGregor, Ron Perlman, Steve Martin Mandy Moore
Studio Walt Disney UK
Release Date January 2011
Running Time 101 mins
 

The long-haired Princess Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but when she falls in love with a bandit who was passing by she must venture into the outside world for the first time to find him.

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Reviews

Empire Magazine

Helen O'Hara

The other stars are comic scene-stealer and police horse extraordinaire Maximus, who seems to think he’s a bloodhound, and Alan Menken, who composed the songs and score. Yes, this is a Disney musical, with Menken pitching the songs somewhere between the sincere melodies of his Little Mermaid and the comedy of his early work on the likes of Little Shop Of Horrors. It all feeds into a film that is still recognisably Disney, just a little funnier.

28/01/2011

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The Los Angeles Times

Kenneth Turan

Whether you like stirring adventure or sentimental romance, traditional fairy tales or stories of modern families, musicals or comedies, even blonds or brunets, "Tangled" has something for you. Sampling so many animation touchstones has its risks, but once "Tangled" calms down and accepts the essential sweetness of its better nature the rewards are clear.

24/11/2010

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The Times

Wendy Ide

The problem with Tangled — and it’s a minor one — is that the 3-D, while generally well-used, dulls the image slightly. While the action pings off the screen gratifyingly, the colours don’t. This is rather a pity because on the whole it’s a very handsomely animated film.

28/01/2011

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

Their joyous "Rapunzel" retelling, Tangled, is a fairy tale with a winsome princess, a handsome hero, a scheming baddie, a sheaf of show tunes by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast), and enough action, humour and romance to keep it galloping along all the way to the happy ending.

30/01/2011

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Variety

Justin Chang

But while its banter can be off-putting, the long-gestating fairy tale does demonstrate the sturdy narrative carpentry and musical pizzazz that have always been the studio's stock-in-trade...

07/11/2010

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The New York Times

A. O. Scott

The action sequences are brisk and breathless, and the cute and grotesque secondary characters provide bits of comic diversion, but frankly you could get chases and gags of this kind from the animation division of just about any major studio these days. 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, and made even better by the range and clarity of Ms. Moore’s voice.

23/11/2010

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The Daily Telegraph

Tim Robey

What’s disarming about Tangled, underneath the 3D and the savvy sense of humour and the bedazzled girly-girl appeal, is how traditional it actually remains, a romance with songs, and none of them thankfully sung by animals.

27/01/2011

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Time Out

Tom Huddleston

Taking its cue from the likes of ‘Shrek’ and ‘Enchanted’, ‘Tangled’ tries to keep kids entertained while tipping ironic winks to their parents, meaning it veers wildly between being charmingly off-kilter and annoyingly glib.

27/01/2011

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The Daily Mail

Chris Tookey

The tone is mostly cheeky, glib and flippant, which gives it the feel of Shrek and Enchanted, but then it tries to be naive and romantic as well, more in the style of classic Disney. The two styles don’t always mesh. They feel . . . well, tangled. But even those who think ­Disney could do better should be grateful that Tangled has been put together with no small skill, ­professionalism and musicality.

27/01/2011

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The Financial Times

Nigel Andrews

Catchy songs and music (Alan Beauty and the Beast Mencken). A comical horse called Maximus. (Don’t look between his legs, he has been gelded by the decency league.)

26/01/2011

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The Observer

Philip French

It's workaday stuff with unremarkable 3D and little mythological resonance.

30/01/2011

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The Sunday Times

Cosmo Landesman

Disney’s Tangled (in 3D) is not ground-breaking or inspired — it’s a lot like The Little Mermaid — but it has fun songs, energetic action, good support characters and some lovely animation. Old-fashioned, very enjoyable, swashbuckling family entertainment.

30/01/2011

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

In truth, Tangled strikes an unsettling note: on learning the plight of a young girl abducted from her home and kept in isolation by an adult for 18 years, did you think of a well-loved fairytale – or of recent news stories from the dungeons of Europe?

28/01/2011

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

Even given that movies like Wall-E, Up and the Toy Stories have probably spoiled us all, this just looks like a cynical money-machine.

27/01/2011

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