At its lyrical best, James and the Giant Peach, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1961 children's classic, evokes the casual enchantment of a book that, for many kids (including me), cast the spell of a goofily blissed-out mirage. full review
A stunner with a breathtaking array of eye-teasers.
We fully anticipate the wrath of several generations of possessive children when we declare that the new Disney film of James and the Giant Peach is an improvement on Roald Dahl's 1961 backyard fantasy. full review
The latest in an impressive string of first-rate movies for kids.
James and the Giant Peach is frequently so alluring that viewers may feel the urge to get lost in the picture's curious shadings, intricate merriment and fantastical atmosphere. full review
James and the Giant Peach, the latest animated film from Disney, is a technological marvel, arch and innovative with a daringly offbeat visual conception. But it's also a strenuously artful film with a macabre edge that may scare small children. full review
This weird story has been transformed into a playful, visually arresting experience with more than a few allusions to The Wizard of Oz. full review
It's ripe to bursting with visual effects a heady combination of stop-motion and computer-generated imagery.
It will, I think, entertain kids for whom stop-motion animation is the last thing they're thinking about. full review
In general the magic as well as the heart of Roald Dahl's novel has remained stubbornly on the page, leaving us with this overly mechanical copy, as appetizing as a once-flavorful peach that's been in cold storage for far too long. full review