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The Emperor's New Groove Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

More fun, goofy cartoon antics than Disney polish.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

August 3, 2010
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

[The] lightest and wackiest of all Disney features.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

December 6, 2009
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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Ingenious action sequences driven by surprisingly little plot lead to a climax full of the transmogrification animation was invented for.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 16, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A lot of fluff that never amounts to a good film.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Emperor doesn't aim too high or strain too hard; it is at ease inhabiting its pretty, miniature realm.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

September 8, 2008

Groove boasts some innovative tricks and sharp performances. Oh, and not too many songs. Phew.

Full Review Source: Film4

September 8, 2008
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review

The arc of the story may be predictable, but it's balanced out by some marvelously unpredictable flashes of visual comedy, all very much in the style of Chuck Jones in his prime.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2008
David Ansen
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The unfussy, tossed-off quality actually helps give this original story zippy irreverence some of Disney's plusher cartoons lack.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

March 31, 2008
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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This Disney comedy makes a self-conscious and largely successful attempt to modernise the studio's format with a jive-ass sensibility.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a surprisingly entertaining and awfully funny piece of work.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

December 18, 2005
Chris Gore
Film Threat

At its heart, this is a buddy comedy that works on all levels.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

The film ranks among the studio's fresher undertakings.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: A-

November 4, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Lickety-split banter between brilliantly conceived characters, chase scenes that leave you breathless with laughter and surprise ... this is a whole new ballgame for Disney.

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: B+

December 6, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It looks like director Mark Dindal has been watching a lot of Chuck Jones lately.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 5, 2003
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

The Emperor’s New Groove is really about another new groove — Disney animation's… Not a success at the box office, it deserves to be a family hit on VHS and DVD.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: A-

May 30, 2003
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

A forgettable movie as flat as its cartoon-like characters.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

May 20, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

For some reason, this film feels rushed through, like the conventional animation pictures are becoming a kind of filler between the computer-animated Pixar releases.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 4/5

February 8, 2003
Matthew Turner

A treat for kids and adults alike.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 30, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

It may not be Dickens, but it's vintage Disney.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 21, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

It delivers engaging, high-spirited adventure that parents can appreciate alongside their young offspring.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 15, 2002
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