History comes to life in Disney's animated tale about love and adventure in the New World. Pocahontas, an American Indian woman, is supposed to marry the village's best warrior, but she yearns for something more -- and soon meets Capt. John Smith.
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Netflix Rating: 3.8
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 56%
Critics' score: 56   Audience score: 63   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Just about everything in this lavish, animated feature is for the pigtail set. full review

Laura Shapiro, Newsweek

[A] handsome, deeply felt, even more deeply reverent animated musical. full review

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

Overall this seems like a reasonable stab at an impossible agenda. full review

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

All Disney has really done in its disappointing 33rd animated feature is revive the stereotype of the Noble Savage.

Rita Kempley, Washington Post

The Disney artists have created a vivid palette for the picture. full review

Jeremy Gerard, Variety

Why make a Disney cartoon and take all the fun out of it? full review

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Any damage such revisionist history may impose on young minds is offset by the honestly inspiring thoughts Pocahontas offers. full review

Janet Maslin, New York Times

Disney's 33rd animated feature, and its first with characters based on real people, is a stunning movie with clever twists, vivid characterizations, insightful songs and a surprising harvest of revisionist history. full review

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

Disney deserves praise for raising the ante on its ambitions in animation. Next time, though, a little less civics lesson and a little more heart.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Adult viewers, spoiled by what has come before, may feel that this film, which relates the legendary romance between a chief's daughter and English adventurer John Smith in the New World, is more by-the-numbers than inspired. full review

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

As for the songs, they're guaranteed to keep your shoes glued to the floor

Desson Thomson, Washington Post

Imagine a cult Disney cartoon, for this may be it.

Mike Clark, USA Today

Taking advantage of the studio's breathtakingly intricate animation, directors Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg have breathed vitality into this, the fifth 'new wave' Disney animated picture. full review

James Berardinelli, ReelViews

Pocahontas is the best-looking of the modern Disney animated features, and one of the more thoughtful: It is about real issues, even if it treats them with naive idealism. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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