Disney's The Little Mermaid
Rob Marshall

Disney's The Little Mermaid


A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch, to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince.

  • Director: Rob Marshall
  • Main Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Hauer-King, Halle Bailey
  • Soundtrack: Alan Menken
  • Cinematography: Dion Beebe
  • Screenplay: David Magee, Jane Goldman

Original Title: The Little Mermaid

  • Cinema Premiere: May 26, 2023

What do the critics think?


10 reviews of Disney's The Little Mermaid (2023)

  • 1. Filmtopp
    8 / 10

    Where the cartoon Ariel was portrayed as a bit lost and childish, Halle's interpretation is mature and level-headed, even though she is also guided by her heart. - Mimi Dahlén

    Swedish: filmtopp.se »

  • 2. Göteborgs-Posten
    Positiv, no rating

    Halle Bailey is perfect as Ariel when Disney does the live-action version of "Disney's The Little Mermaid". She has all the qualities, including a captivating voice - Caroline Hainer

    Swedish: gp.se »

  • 3. Ljud & Bild
    6.6 / 10

    The film is considerably longer than the animated film, partly due to a couple of new musical numbers (signed by Lin-Manuel Miranda) that are okay, but do not add anything substantial to either the characters or the dramaturgy. - Tor Aavatsmark

    Swedish: ljudochbild.se »

  • 4. SVT
    6 / 10

    The film has a naive charm that gives disproportionately much heart and humor to an otherwise contrived tale. H.C. Andersen's original story, as is well known, ends in unhappy love and tragedy - unthinkable in a Disney film. - Kristoffer Viita

    Swedish: svt.se »

  • 5. Aftonbladet
    6 / 10

    Largely the same story as 1989, often with the same lines. But longer and harder, with more obvious malice between people and sea people. These are tougher times even in the fairytale world. - Jens Peterson

    Swedish: aftonbladet.se »

  • 6. Filmparadiset
    6 / 10

    For me, this is an entertaining film, even though it is not necessary. It never surpasses the original and in that way it becomes mediocre at best.

    Swedish: filmparadiset.se »

  • 7. Moviezine
    6 / 10

    It is undoubtedly one of the better films among Disney's animated remakes of their classics. It is nice nostalgia with plenty of eye and ear candy for the adults and absolutely sovereign entertainment for the children. - Andreas Samuelson

    Swedish: moviezine.se »

  • 8. Dagens Nyheter
    4 / 10

    Halle Bailey and Jonah Hauer-King are rather characterless as the romantic couple, but they come together sweetly as two curious treasure hunters with strict parents. - Jacob Lundström

    Swedish: dn.se »

  • 9. Sveriges Radio
    4 / 10

    The new film follows the 1989 animated film quite precisely, but something has been lost in the transition to live-action. - Lisa Bergström

    Swedish: sverigesradio.se »

  • 10. Sydsvenskan
    Negative, no rating

    As lifeless as a faded coral reef - Oscar Westerholm

    Swedish: sydsvenskan.se »

World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Disney's The Little Mermaid has earned a total of 569 540 409 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).