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Based on 27 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
Chicago Sun-Times
I saw Tarzan once, and went to see it again. This kind of bright, colorful, hyperkinetic animation is a visual exhilaration.
An inspired mix of spirited family entertainment and harrowing drama.
USA Today
This is entertainment worth thumping your chest over. [18 June 1999, Life, p.2E]
Entertainment Weekly
One of the great virtues of Disney's most elegant animated ''classic'' in years is how blessedly sermon-free this zippy, dignified retelling of Edgar Rice Burroughs' ripping 1914 yarn is.
Los Angeles Times
We may have seen it all before, but when it's done up like this, experiencing it all over again is a pleasure. [16 June 1999, Calendar, p.F-1]
Tarzan is a blast for both kids and grownups like myself and gets my recommendation.
Propelled by Mark Mancina's percussive score, this Tarzan swings.
Chicago Tribune
As a ride, this Tarzan succeeds. As a pop myth, it needs more jungle fever. [18 June 1999, Friday, p.A]
Christian Science Monitor
There's no over-the-top music or comedy sequence to place this with the very best Disney animations, though, and Phil Collins's songs won't be to everyone's taste.
From a purely visual standpoint, this may be the most impressive of all of Disney's traditionally animated features.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Too busy to be boring or deeply engaging, Tarzan is an efficient Disney treatment of a time-tested story. The results aren't bad, just not quite worth a chest-pounding victory yell.
The result is a confused mess of mixed signals that substitutes a brutal climax for any kind of satisfactory resolution. Parents should be warned about the frequent gunfire and a grisly death by hanging.

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