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Based on 26 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
An inspiring translation of biblical grandeur, turning the story of one of history's greatest heroes into an entertaining, visually dazzling cartoon.
100
Empire
Prince Of Egypt is epic storytelling on the grandest scale. Big imagery, big themes, big emotions - all met head-on and accomplished triumphantly within a film that is in essence a live action movie - more precisely a Steven Spielberg live action movie - writ cartoon.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
One of the best-looking animated films ever made.
88
ReelViews
Overall, it's a story of triumph and adventure - of oppression ended and freedom begun.
75
Entertainment Weekly
Moses was elevating mankind to a place closer to God, but when the Red Sea parts here, the feeling it gives you isn't awe; it's closer to deep impact.
75
USA Today
DreamWorks' story of Moses raises the bar on the art of cartooning to the top of Mount Sinai and beyond.
75
New York Daily News
Apt to scare kids. [18 December 1998, p.72]
75
Christian Science Monitor
The filmmakers are more interested in spinning an entertaining yarn than probing the spiritual dimensions of their important subject.
70
Features a first-rate voice cast and state-of-the-art animation that's nothing short of miraculous.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Certainly spectacular -- an elaborately designed combination of animation and computer-generated imagery -- but at times it's a spectacular bore.
50
The spectacle is huge; the animation, breathtaking. In many ways, it is the epic of biblical proportions the filmmakers hoped for. But, like the Good Book itself, The Prince of Egypt can also be tedious, self-important and at times exhausting.

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