Aladdin

Aladdin

Aladdin

Guy Ritchie directs this live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney classic, with Will Smith the wish-granting Genie.

Young Aladdin (Mena Massound, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan) embarks on a magical adventure after finding a lamp that releases a wisecracking genie.

2019Rating: PG, Mild fantasy themes128 minsUSA
AdventureFantasyMusicalBlockbuster

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Aladdin / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin reveals its limitations from the very start with opening song Arabian Nights proving Will Smith isn’t a singer. Sure, he can hold a note, a compliment you’d give a pal during Cosplay Night at a karaoke bar. But for a blockbuster musical, Smith severely lacks range and projection. I don’t want to be too hard on him here because, in every other area, he truly justifies his casting as Genie.

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Time Out

Time Out

Will Smith is at his best when he makes the role his own, but he never quite captures the magic that made us fall in love with Genie the first time around.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie itself, while not entirely terrible - a lot of craft has been purchased, and even a little art - is pointless in a particularly aggressive way.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

A throwback to the 1950s and the heyday of the MGM musical, when various countries and cultures were packaged into vibrant confections of song, dance, exotic sets and costumes... Ritchie has come up with something that fits right in.

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Stuff

Stuff

In the end, with its dazzling song-and-dance numbers, scheming villains and caste-busting tale of boy-meets-girl, this feels less like Arabian Nights and more like Disney's first Bollywood blockbuster.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Colourful, lively and diverting, with some highly emotive songs, but never escapes the shadow of its inspiration.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The upgrades here are primarily cosmetic, which is no reason to discount their pleasures.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The combination of diverse casting and female empowerment themes results in a perfectly politically correct Aladdin for these times.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

Your wish for a respectful and enjoyable new Aladdin has been granted.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Where there should be wonder, there is CGI. And where there should be a fun and exciting comedic presence with the Genie, we get Will Smith doing his best Kazaam impression.

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