The Little Mermaid (2023)

135 mins
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Halle Bailey, one half of Grammy-nominated duo Chloe x Halle, plays iconic mermaid Ariel in this Disney adaptation of the... More

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The Little Mermaid (2023) | Ratings & Reviews

"Nice casting can’t cover up the ugly visuals and lack of creative risk."


"A sparkling, enchanting new spin..."

Total FilmTotal Film

"A live-action remake done well."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"A ho-hum adaptation buoyed by a lovely lead turn."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"A thoroughly pointless cash grab of a thing..."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"Buy a ticket, or two or five to see this movie."


"With Halle Bailey, life under the sea is better than anything Disney live-action has done in nearly a decade."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"Slow pacing, often-overwrought emotion and (an) undeniably outdated story..."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"This live action reworking can’t match the magic of the 1989 classic..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy erase any doubts about this remake’s see-worthiness."


"As lifelike as a faux-aquarium screensaver..."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Halle Bailey is the reason... The Little Mermaid shines at all."


"What works best are the elements it takes from the original..."


"The Little Mermaid shines, thanks to Halle Bailey and a warm wave of nostalgia."


"It’s visually confusing, if not altogether aesthetically unappealing."


"It serves as a handsome homage while persuasively making the case as its own discrete entity."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Disney betrays its own lack of imagination..."


"The few differences seem motivated less by a spirit of imagination than one of joyless anxiety."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Suffers from the same ailments almost all of these remakes have: Being "progressive" while also creatively uninspired."


"Overall the film is lush, larger than life, and a true adventure."

Black Girl NerdsBlack Girl Nerds

"(The original's) most iconic moments are borrowed and copied wholesale..."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Another magic-free live-action Disney remake."

New York PostNew York Post

"A star-making turn from newcomer Halle Bailey and some poignant subtext... elevates this latest Disney live-action remake."

The TimesThe Times

"Like two-hour-plus cosplay with the texture and gravitas of a Disneyland sideshow."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Bailey keeps it all together, but... longer runtime has watered down the effect."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"While not everything goes swimmingly, Halle Bailey splendidly buoys (the remake)..."

USA TodayUSA Today

"Bailey gives a glowing performance of effortless starshine..."

Seattle TimesSeattle Times

The Little Mermaid (2023) | Details

PG, Mild fantasy themes and violence, some scenes may scare young children
Fantasy, Kids & Family, Musical, Romance
Country of origin

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