Raya and the Last Dragon

critic Reviews

, 94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Another gorgeously animated, skillfully voiced entry in the Disney canon, Raya and the Last Dragon continues the studio's increased representation while reaffirming that its classic formula is just as reliable as ever.
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    Roxana HadadiPajiba
    As an overall throwback, and as a return to the streamlined storytelling upon which Disney built its supremacy, Raya and the Last Dragon is a welcome expansion of the Disney universe.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    The message is that you have to put aside differences and learn to trust and find common ground. It feels like it's hitting the right notes, with spectacular visuals.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    There's a darkness here that I think is lacking in a lot of modern Disney films, and I respect that its message isn't just "believe in yourself."
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    I left the cinema thinking that the world is not quite like it is at the end of this movie, but we might all be happier if it was.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Awkwafina leads a lively voice cast in a visually arresting adventure.
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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    There is an incandescence and a buoyancy to the animation that elevates the formula.
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    Kathia WoodsCup of Soul
    The great thing about this film is that Raya isn't your conventional Disney Princess.
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    Diane PershingMalibu Times
    The story, the dialogue, the voicework and animation are all of the highest caliber. Not only are the visuals imaginative and gorgeous but there are life lessons to be learned about trust and selflessness and taking chances.
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    Kevin A. RansonMovieCrypt.com
    Something amazing was created in spite of everything working against it, both mirroring and informing Raya's story, a plea for trust and an inclusive celebration of differences... emotional, entertaining, and powerful.
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    Vincent SchillingIndian Country Today
    "The animation was beautiful, the storyline set in place, telling a tale of how traditions and cultures can work presently to unite us all."
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