Story of Pacific Islander girl on a quest benefits from Dwayne Johnson's comic timing and a Lin-Manuel Miranda soundtrack
The film achieves what the best Disney animated features do: a sense of place that is refined and specific.
[Moana] is beautiful in more ways than I can tell, thanks to the brilliance of more animators than I could count.
Moana is a movie of natural delights.
There's not a prince or potential husband in sight; Moana's future is entirely defined by her leadership and ability to fend off the mansplaining know-it-all Maui. As messages go, we'll take it.
[Moana] has supercharged wit, eye-popping visuals featuring azure seas and glowing coral, spirited voice work from Auli'i Cravalho as Moana and Dwayne Johnson.
Say aloha to "Moana."
A progressive and rousing tale that becomes the crown jewel of the latest renaissance from the company.
If movies are meant to be a getaway, "Moana" is like a vacation.