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New Into The Woods movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Walt Disney Pictures released their new fantasy/musical flick, “Into The Woods,” into theaters yesterday, December 25th, and all the reviews are in from the top critics. It turns out that most of them thought it was just fantastic with an overall 71 score out of a possible 100 across 33 reviews at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Tracey Ullman, Frances de la Tour, Johnny Depp, Lucy Punch, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Simon Russell Beale, Tammy Blanchard, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Christine Baranski, Billy Magnussen, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, MacKenzie Mauzy, Richard Glover, Joanna Riding, and Annette Crosbie. We’ve added blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.

Stephen Holden at The New York Times, gave it a 90 score, stating: ” Into the Woods, the splendid Disney screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical, infuses new vitality into the tired marketing concept of entertainment for “children of all ages.” That usually translates to mean only children and their doting parents. But with Into the Woods, you grow up with the characters, young and old, in a lifelong process of self-discovery.”

Susan Wloszczyna from RobertEbert.com, gave it an 88 grade,saying: “The singing is often splendid. The bits of humor are deftly handled. The pace is relatively swift. And it never feels like a static rendition of a theatrical event dumbed down for a younger demographic.”

Lou Lumenick at the New York Post, gave it an 88 grade. He said: “Stephen Sondheim’s stage classic Into the Woods, a dark and subversive musical take on fairy tales, not only survives but triumphs in the composer’s most unlikely collaboration with Disney.”

Alonso Duralde at TheWrap, gave it an 88 score. He said: “Marshall deserves credit for knowing how to shoot and cut (alongside editor Wyatt Smith, “Thor: The Dark World”) a musical number, and his work here ranks much closer to his success with “Chicago” than to his dismal “Nine.”

Betsy Sharkey from the Los Angeles Times, gave it an 80 score, stating: “What makes Into the Woods so entertaining is the cleverness of the tale itself and the way specific characters match the talents of its storytellers.”

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