The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet

1995

Adventure / Family / Fantasy

34
IMDb Rating 5.5 10 86

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Dee Wallace as Christine Hodges
Peter Ustinov as Grandfather / Phoenix
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811.42 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG
23.976 fps
88 min
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1.47 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
PG
23.976 fps
88 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by fifty_five_gangsta 10 / 10 / 10

This movie has it all!

A new classic, in the genre of kid's movies with horrible puppets. Not since Pet Shop has there been such a repulsive puppet star, as stiff and awkward as the script in which it reads. Butter up the popcorn, dim the lights, and get ready to fast-forward through the human actors, cause this bird really knows how to fly! My score: 2

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 10 / 10 / 10

Changed for the worse

THE PHOENIX AND THE MAGIC CARPET is a British film adaptation of the popular Edith Nesbit novel, but when they spell the author's name wrong in the credits then you know that there's not much hope for it. Much better is the BBC adaptation of the story made a couple of years later; it has better puppets and includes the wonderful Psammead to great effect. As for this film, it's obnoxiously Americanised, with the British children of the book replaced with annoying brats with no affinity for culture or history. What follows is a very loose adaptation of the book, so you get a pre-TRAINSPOTTING Ewen Bremner as the thief and some exotic island stuff. Peter Ustinov does a good job voicing the Phoenix, but the puppet is awfully stiff, a stiffness matched only by the performances of the child actors. Give this one a miss.

Reviewed by timothy-w-hegeman 10 / 10 / 10

This is one fantastic piece of acting

Although the puppet in this movie leaves much to be desired, the acting by the character playing Chris, the better looking of the two boys, is absolutely outstanding. He commands a presence on screen that is rivaled only by his devilish good looks. All in all, he saves this film and puts it on my top ten list.

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