Overall Rank: 1928
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 24
Theatrical Release Date: 11/24/2021
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/08/2022
Genre: Animation, Animation
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Jared Bush, Charise Castro Smith, Byron Howard
Actors: Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz, Wilmer Valderrama, Angie Cepeda, Rhenzy Feliz, Carolina Gaitan
Plot: A young women feels left out as she is the only member of her family without any magical powers. But her supposed weakness will turn into her greatest strength - and her families saving grace - when an attack is planned to take away all magic forever. -- Chris Kavan
Quick Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 07/15/2022
Eye-popping animation and irresistibly catchy songs highlight this fantasy-comedy. Great voice-work from a mainly Colombian cast. There's a heartwarming message as with most Disney movies.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/06/2022
Disney has truly been on a roll by expanding their horizons - Moana, Raya, Luca, Soul and Coco have explored different cultures and also managed to be excellent films. You can add Encanto to that list - steeped in Puerto Rican culture the film is vibrant with a big heap of emotion, helped along by some excellent songs via Lin-Manuel Miranda. I hope Disney continues to explore even more because if the last few years are any indication, it packs a bigger punch and helps open your eyes.
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 12/14/2021
With bright visuals, multilayered characters, and songs that are as uplifting as its message, "Encanto" is a holiday gift from Disney Studios that shows there's at least some magic left after a series of serviceably pedestrian projects.
Full Movie Reviews
A Movie with Beautiful Themes
Amoeba Johnny - wrote on 02/08/2022
I honestly came into this movie with low expectations. It’s a Disney movie and I figured it would be a nice ride. With Lin-Manuel Miranda helming the music, I knew at least that would be good. All of this having been said, I haven’t had a chance to see a Disney animated movie since Frozen (no real aversion, I just haven’t sat down and watched any). What followed was a great, thoughtful study in… life. What that translates to depends on the viewer.
I’ve seen a lot of talk about this movie online, which honestly is what sparked my interest. I’ve seen comparisons run the gamut of themes like transsexual transition, family trauma, autism, and so on. And as varied as these topics are, I completely see the comparisons. I think another good element of a movie is the ability to …
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 2021-12-15 07:43
My full video review of Encanto: