"The Little Prince" is really a movie within a movie; the author's delicate, fanciful story is folded into a harsh, modernist commentary on depersonalization and conformity in the contemporary workplace.
Stephen Holden, New York Times, 2016-08-04
Mr. Osborne has done himself proud. What's essential in his film is the singular beauty of the first half.
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, 2016-08-04
When the film hews to its source material, the results are enchanting, but the predictable and sentimental framing device around the slim tale undercuts the potency of the book's meditations on love and mortality.
Claudia Puig, TheWrap, 2016-08-04
As fragile and beautiful as the beloved rose guarded by the wee fellow of the title.
Kyle Smith, New York Post, 2016-08-04
We've yet to get a masterpiece-level film adaptation of the classic novella The Little Prince, but if and until that day comes, this will do just nicely, thank you very much.
Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times, 2016-08-04
A strange, satisfying, star-studded adaptation of the kid lit classic.
David Ehrlich, indieWIRE, 2016-08-04
At its inventive best-like the creation of a little cloth fox who never speaks but steals almost every scene he's in-it does capture the odd, tender wonder of [Saint-Exupery's] world.
Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly, 2016-08-04
The whole movie's done with great skill and artistry, and while some of the original story's more philosophical moments have been toned down, they haven't disappeared.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2016-08-04
Better ... to think of this handsome, inoffensive Little Prince less as an adaptation than as a tribute-one that makes the relationship between the book and those who love it a central focus.
A.A. Dowd, AV Club, 2016-08-04
There's a lot of charm, thought and feeling in this film version. It expands on the original without dishonoring it.
Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice, 2016-08-03
A film that everyone should be happy to show their children.
Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com, 2016-08-03
A whimsical journey in favour of following dreams and finding life's true loves - a film for young audiences as well as for the oldies who've lost their way.
Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail, 2016-03-11
This first feature screen animation of The Little Prince is a pleasure to behold, but as with any journey the venture is not without risk.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star, 2016-03-10
To be fair, this homage to The Little Prince is a lovely story, lovingly told. And for the first two-thirds of the movie, it feels like one of the freshest animated films in ages.
Steve Tilley, Toronto Sun, 2016-03-10
Adds all manner of narrative bells and whistles to the author's slender, lyrical story of friendship between a pilot and a mysterious extraterrestrial voyager, but stays true to its timeless depiction of childhood wonderment ...
Scott Foundas, Variety, 2015-05-22