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‘Frozen’ FFCC Reviews

FFCC member reviews of Disney’s Frozen.

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Bill GibronFilm Racket

Frozen is a decidedly defiant Disney experience. It breaks down established genre barriers while delivering the kind of uplifting message that will have mothers cheering for their often overlooked daughters. This is ndot to say that the movie is actively anti-male, it’s just that we become invested in the lives of these little ladies and don’t mind seeing them taking center stage while doing so. Bell and Menzel are so good in their roles, so capable of carrying to character and a tune, that you find yourself smiling every time the incidental music to another showstopper begins.”

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Dan HudakHudak On Hollywood

“Pixar may be the reigning king of cartoons, but the talented folks at Disney Animation are not far behind. Given that the studio created both feature-length animation and animated musicals with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, its enduring legacy and influence is notable. Recently, Tangled (2010) was absolutely fantastic and Wreck-It-Ralph (2012) was a box office smash; now Frozen is the best animated film of its year, meaning the studio doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. And we the audience, gratefully, get to enjoy every moment.”

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Hans Morgenstern Hollywood.com

Frozen, the new animated film by Disney earns its charms the honest way: with smart writing and heartfelt performances. It’s not an easy thing to pull off in an animated film, but when it works, it gives a digitally rendered 3D film a shimmer that allows it to stand above the other stuff effortlessly. Once again, Disney stands as the animation studio to beat come Oscar time, and it’s well-earned.”

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Steve PersallTampa Bay Times

Frozen impresses by conveying coldness in all its frostbitten beauty, from northern lights and blizzards, to ice magnifying, refracting and reflecting light. The movie is a lovely example for animation enthusiasts to study.”

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Rene RodriguezThe Miami Herald

“The 3D effects in Frozen are gorgeous — the plentiful snowflakes are so realistic, you’re tempted to catch them with your tongue — but it’s the film’s use of sly humor and remarkable CGI animation that lead you to lose yourself in this unconventional, engaging tale. Nearly every other major Hollywood studio is cranking out cartoons these days, but Frozen reminds you why Disney does it best.”

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Ruben RosarioMiami Sun Post

“If Frozen isn’t quite the home run I was hoping it would be, that’s because an unfortunate third-act development involving a supporting character threatens to cheapen a vividly rendered tale of sisterhood rediscovered that had, until that point, taken the Disney formula in bold new directions. It’s a noticeable stumble, but not a fatal one. Frozen, warts and all, shows there are still novel ways of seeing what happens once upon a time.”

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