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      The Last Unicorn

      G Now Playing 1 hr. 24 min. Kids & Family Fantasy Animation TRAILER for The Last Unicorn: Trailer 1 List
      77% 26 Reviews Tomatometer 86% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score In this animated musical, the villainous King Haggard (Christopher Lee) plots to destroy all the world's unicorns. When a young unicorn (Mia Farrow) learns that she's in danger and that she may soon be the last of her kind, she leaves the safety of her protected forest and enlists the help of Schmendrick (Alan Arkin), a gentle, albeit clumsy, sorcerer. Together, they embark on a long and dangerous journey with one goal: to defeat Haggard and save the unicorns from extinction. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      The Last Unicorn lacks the fluid animation to truly sparkle as an animated epic, but offbeat characters and an affecting story make it one of a kind for the true believers.

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      Eric M Along with the Secret of NIMH and Rikki Tikki Tavi this animated classic still enriches me after 40 years. It's a truly wonderful story, characters, and animation, brought to life by the amazing voices of Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Christopher Lee, Angela Lansbury, Tammy Grimes. The soundtrack by America ensures it will never be forgotten. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/06/24 Full Review Cyns Corner This was boring. SO boring and bland. I couldn't wait for it to be over. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 12/24/23 Full Review Paige L Beyond beautiful, tragic, like a storybook come to life. I don't know why I've never gotten around to watching this film but even though I am adult now, it made me feel childlike whimsy that I haven't experienced in a long time. A timeless masterpiece. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Saturn I What would do if you discovered you were the last of your kind, and it was up to you to save your fellow magical bloodline? The Last Unicorn is a beautifully animated somber fantasy film. It boldly takes on the challenges of dark themes of children's 80's animation. Plunging forward that we are not afraid to talk about the quest of self identity , death, bravery, regret , friendship and sacrificial love. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/18/23 Full Review Brittany H My most favorite movie of all time... Also the description is incorrect on rotten tomatoes... "the villainous King Haggard (Christopher Lee) plots to destroy all the world's unicorns." He definitely did not want to destroy any unicorn, he wanted to collect them in the ocean's waves and watch them, since just watching the beauty of the unicorns was the only thing that ever made him feel happy. So he gathered them up with his magical red bull and the bull chased the unicorn into the ocean's waves right next to his castle. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/05/23 Full Review Patrick Hand Drawn and exquisitely gorgeous. The artwork is wonderful and the message is clear. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Alex McLevy AV Club The Last Unicorn will endure as a film for reasons both intellectual and aesthetic. It's full of rich ideas and revisions of outdated, sexist stereotypes, and thereby feels more modern than many animated classics. Jun 13, 2019 Full Review Variety Staff Variety The Last Unicorn represents a rare example of an animated kids' pic in which the script and vocal performances outshine the visuals. Jul 6, 2010 Full Review Geoff Andrew Time Out Some horrific moments (the mark of the best fairytales) and some sublimely witty lines. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Eve Tushnet Patheos The 1982 cartoon adaptation of The Last Unicorn blends genres and eras to bring the shocking challenge of beauty to the screen. Dec 13, 2022 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand While it shows its age, it is carried along by a particularly strong story and a sophisticated script, a kind of anti-“Little Mermaid” fable where turning human is not necessarily the vaunted goal. Dec 3, 2022 Full Review Sarah Marrs Lainey Gossip You cannot appreciate The Last Unicorn with coldness in your heart, but if you are open to it, like the unicorn herself, it will show you something true. About life, about love, about loss, and about yourself most of all. Nov 29, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In this animated musical, the villainous King Haggard (Christopher Lee) plots to destroy all the world's unicorns. When a young unicorn (Mia Farrow) learns that she's in danger and that she may soon be the last of her kind, she leaves the safety of her protected forest and enlists the help of Schmendrick (Alan Arkin), a gentle, albeit clumsy, sorcerer. Together, they embark on a long and dangerous journey with one goal: to defeat Haggard and save the unicorns from extinction.
      Director
      Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
      Executive Producer
      Martin Starger
      Screenwriter
      Peter S. Beagle
      Distributor
      Jensen Farley Pictures
      Production Co
      Incorporated Television Company, Rankin/Bass Productions
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Fantasy, Animation
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 19, 1982, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Sound Mix
      Dolby, Surround
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