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Delgo Reviews

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
October 9, 2009
A dull retread. ... Not even the film's easily enchanted target audience -- that is, children -- are likely to stay under the spell for long.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com
September 7, 2009
How do you go ten years and not notice how lousy your script is?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
January 31, 2009
An unimaginative plot with dull characters that aren't as endearing or memorable as they could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
December 31, 2008
Sleep-inducing and yet excessively violent, "Delgo" is a highly directive and bloated piece of animated sci-fi set in a fantastical world that never captures the imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 30, 2008
The crude, not-so-state-of-the-art animation and artwork all too clearly show the film's 2001 start date.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 21, 2008
As hard on the eyes as it is on the brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 19, 2008
Just try figuring out the audience for the movie, because the violence is too much for kids under 8, while anyone over 8 will be turned off by the idiotic humor.
| Original Score: 1/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
December 15, 2008
Even though some of the action is fun and the world is imaginative, it loses points for having a horrible comic relief character that derails the fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
December 14, 2008
I'm not saying it's a Christmas miracle. What I am saying is that the new animated movie 'Delgo' and 'The Bells of St. Mary's' have something in common.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
December 12, 2008
If the cast is too large or filled with name actors (often many of which are heading down the has-been road), the film is going to suck.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
December 12, 2008
Shoddily animated adventure is too violent for young kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
December 12, 2008
Indifferently produced with on-the-cheap CGI animation, Delgo has gathered a B-name voice cast that competently moves the story along but doesn't distinguish it in any way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jane Horwitz
Washington Post
December 12, 2008
Although the film may be too violent for kids younger than 10 and too storybook for teens, it is a tale of mythic pretensions and can be quite stunning.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 12, 2008
The story is tedious, noisy and banal. It is also rather dark and convoluted for children, though it does have the familiar bombast of a video game.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
December 12, 2008
This flick is like a cheap thriller where the wisecracks always fall flat and the author couldn't be bothered to invent a new plot, so he just patches together some old ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 12, 2008
It's all as generic as the John Williams knockoff musical score or the Lion King knockoff dialogue
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
December 12, 2008
There isn't enough action for older children, or silly humor for younger ones; even at an hour-and-a-half, the film feels padded, and it's going to feel even slower to audiences amped up on blood-red Icees and molar-cracking Nonpareils.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 12, 2008
A few magic rocks and tepid battle scenes do little to inspire interest in the goings-on as Malcolm McDowell and Eric Idle spout villainy and punch lines, respectively.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
December 12, 2008
Little in the movie makes sense, the humour is forced and overall, it's sometimes boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
December 12, 2008
Delgo demonstrates how hard it is to create a memorable, credible-looking piece of animated entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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