Box art for Frozen (2013)

  Frozen (2013)

  • Rated PG
  • HD and SD formats available

action & adventure, anime & animation

Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

ON for kids age 5
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Positive messages
4 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
1 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Wintry Disney musical is fabulous celebration of sisterhood.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Frozen is a Disney animated musical that's likely to appeal to families with children of all ages. As in many Disney movies, the parents die, here leaving orphaned princesses who must find a way to survive. There are a few other violent scenes that involve men with weapons, snarling wolves, a scary snow monster, a severe storm, and a character who nearly freezes to death. A character falls in love -- twice -- and ends up sharing two kisses at the end of the story. Messages include unconditional love between sisters after a long estrangement, being true to yourself, recognizing your gifts, and not being afraid of your power.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Frozen's message. What do Anna and Elsa learn over the course of the movie? Kids: How can you apply the movie's lessons to your own life?
  • What do you think of the act of love that saves the kingdom?
  • There's more music in Frozen than in recent Disney films. How does the soundtrack compare to other Disney movies?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 20
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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: It's hard to generate a sense of warmth when the plot points all feel so coldly calculated, and it doesn't help that the musical numbers are so pedestrian.

- Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail, Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fresh: Extravagant care is taken with minutiae, and the directors, Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, whistle through the first twenty minutes of the plot with a controlled giddiness that would leave many live-action adventures staggering in their tracks.

- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rotten: Disney claims this feature-length animation is based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, but it feels more like a Hollywood romcom.

- Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Audience Reviews

1 star

Frozen is a convincing imitation of Disney films of yesteryear, it's got the looks but it hasn't got the substance. I'm glad to say that it doesn't rewrite and thus destroy any great works of literature but I feel the messages are still mixed and unhelpful as far as children are concerned. How on earth can a Socialist community support a Royalist dictatorship? That's the magic of Disney I guess but how it helps a child's imagination is beyond me, Disney have bought your child's imagination and have sold it back to you for treble the price. I went to go and see the film based on the really lovely trailer involving a Reindeer and a Snowman fighting over a carrot. Said trailer was misleading as non of the humour or content actually appeared in the film. The fact that the film did well is a reflection that there were no other kids films in the cinema during the holidays, in fact the kids in the cinema that I went to all looked bored to tears. Still, it's better than that other film called Frozen where everyone get eaten by Wolves but only just.

- SirPant, Wednesday, October 1, 2014

4 stars

The animation is gorgeous, the story is complex and compelling, the characters are charismatic and likable, and the action is thrilling. Overall, it is well-executed, original, and tons of fun, making it the best Disney film since Lilo & Stitch, and the best Disney musical since Mulan.

- fb100000293612769, Tuesday, March 18, 2014

4 stars

Frozen is a great film. It's visually mesmerizing, evenly paced, and skillfully avoids cheap sentiment or pop culture references. Also boasting an arsenal of amazing song numbers, it'is the best DIsney movie since The Lion King and puts to shame Pixar's last three outings.

- MovieGeek13, Wednesday, March 19, 2014