Box art for Pocahontas

Pocahontas

  • Rated G
  • HD and SD formats available

anime & animation, children & family, drama, romance


Torn between duty and destiny, Pocahontas' befriends handsome British soldier, Captain John Smith.Through his eyes, she learns to search for her dreams, and she teaches the young Captain Smith the ways of the forest and of her people.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    56%
  • Audience Score
    64%

common sense

ON for kids age 6
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
Educational value
0 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
2 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5

Fine for kids; just don't expect a history lesson.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that the dreamy, music-laden love-story might be engaging to certain fans of the mid-90's Disney heroine, but the violence is something for parents to keep an eye out for. Furthermore, the historical inaccuracy might confuse viewers who think that the historical figure Pocahontas fell in love with John Smith. She did not: she was a 10-year old child when John Smith's ship landed.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the film's historical inaccuracies. For example, the Union Jack hadn't yet been adopted in the early seventeenth century. Do such details bother you?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    56%
    reviews counted: 3
    see all Pocahontas reviews
  • Audience

    64%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Not only historically dubious, but the dullest Disney animation for years.

- David Hepworth, Empire Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Why make a Disney cartoon and take all the fun out of it?

- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Rotten: The film of the Disney Renaissance likeliest to elicit a shudder of dismay from all but the most maniacal Disney buffs.

- Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

C+

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2 stars

C+

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2 stars

C+

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Wednesday, July 21, 2010