The Last Unicorn Thursday, 09 July 2020

The Last Unicorn

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    Spellbinding.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Tammy Grimes, Robert Klein, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees, Rene Auberjonois

  • Directed by:

    Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

  • Running time:

    92 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are pursued, caged, accused of theft, wrestled, throat-grabbed/near-choked, hit with an object, attacked/gored, tied up, cut by a sword. A character falls to his death. Objects dropped/smashed. Building collapse, avalanche. String you on barbed wire mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Skeleton with crown of thorns. Burned hand. Cut mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing. Nude female (no genitals seen). A character is squished between a giant bosom. A young couple fall in love.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES:

    Unicorns, extinction, loneliness, bravery, quests, sorcery, immortality, transformation, memories, riddles.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Unicorn, horses, dogs, eagle, lion, stag, rabbits, squirrel, birds, deer, butterfly, giant scary red bull, warthog, bear, steer, witch, hunchback, crow, snake, monkey, cat, narwhals, dragon, doves. Full moon, magic spells, skeleton. Based on the novel by Peter S. Beagle.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Enchanting, charming, melancholy, affecting, delightful, sweet, dreamlike, touching, memorable, engaging, vivid, distinctive. Exquisite unicorn, lovely twists, worthwhile story, impressive/stellar cast, top-rate voice work, interesting characters, lush/stirring/wonderful score, a close adaptation of the novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Slow-paced. Not-so-stellar/rudimentary animation, voice cast don't always match their roles.

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