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Home on the Range (2004)



Average Rating: 5.7/10
Reviews Counted: 125
Fresh: 67 | Rotten: 58

Though Home on the Range is likeable and may keep young children diverted, it's one of Disney's more middling titles, with garish visuals and a dull plot.


Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 34
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 20

Though Home on the Range is likeable and may keep young children diverted, it's one of Disney's more middling titles, with garish visuals and a dull plot.



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Set in a fanciful version of the untamed West, a musical comedy about what takes place when a group of underdog animal charters face dangerous odds and band together to achieve a common goal. A greedy yodeling outlaw named Alameda Slim schemes to take possession of the "Patch of Heaven" dairy farm from its kindly owner Pearl. Unwilling to stand by and see their idyllic way of life threatened, three determined cows, a karate-kicking stallion named Buck, and a colorful corral of critters join

Sep 14, 2004


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All Critics (126) | Top Critics (34) | Fresh (67) | Rotten (58) | DVD (22)

Assorted movie in-jokes should keep parents tolerably entertained, and Alan Menken's songs mercifully favor western swing over the expected twang pop.

November 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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One mustn't carp too much; the film unfolds at a sprightly pace, making it fair fodder for undemanding sproglets.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Even if Disney production turns out to be, as many observers fear, one of studio's last 'traditionally animated' features, retro opus proves there's still a lot of life in them thar cels.

April 27, 2004 Full Review Source: Variety
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... a serviceable time-killer.

April 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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Comes across less as a fully realized work of storytelling than as a commercial for a corporation whose goal of entertainment has been replaced by that of making money.

April 2, 2004
Washington Post
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An overextended cartoon, stretched to its limit despite the relatively short 76-minute running time.

April 2, 2004
Washington Post
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Within the forgettable musical numbers, and the boring climax, I just couldn't force myself to find one thing positive about this.

April 21, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

It all comes down to what it often does: a dumb concept, an uninspired plot, and characters we never grow to care about, much less love.

July 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

This bouncy Western musical-comedy adventure is long enough on charm, but wisely short and sweet at 76 minutes. It's also totally bereft of innovation... [Blu-ray]

July 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

Not a classic, but cute and fun for families.

December 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Freed from the tyranny of dimensionality and realism, the animators indulged in one of the most goofy, silly, cartoony projects made at Disney in years.

December 11, 2009 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

The Disney animation horse has officially bolted.

November 16, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4

At last the humble cow has been recognised for more than simply gracing Gary Larsen cartoons.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

The film is garish and frenetic but absolutely lifeless.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

...only very small children will be able to label it anything more than a pleasant diversion.

November 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Adults will enjoy saddling up and going for the ride -- possibly even enjoying this moo-vie more than your kids. It's udderly hilarious!

September 26, 2006
Christianity Today

The screenplay, however, smacks of desperate studio executives who are out of touch with today's audience.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

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January 1, 2005 Full Review Source:

It's all very competent, but rarely inspired.

November 4, 2004 Full Review Source: Las Vegas Mercury
Las Vegas Mercury

The problem with this movie is that it needed to be funny.

October 7, 2004 Full Review Source: Window to the Movies
Window to the Movies

If you have children, I think they would like it.

October 7, 2004 Full Review Source:

...youngsters won't mind the silliness; but I doubt they'll understand the old Western-movie stereotypes and clichés they've never heard of.

September 15, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Home on the Range, pese a ser una cinta afable y que divierte a los pequeños, dista mucho de ser un home run taquillero para Disney.

August 12, 2004

A brightly amusing romp, which can truly be recommended for the entire family in that time-honored (but somewhat neglected these days) Disney tradition.

August 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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Audience Reviews for Home on the Range

meh its okay
December 13, 2010
michael e.
Michael Edwards

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A Disney movie that is dull and forgettable.
November 10, 2010
Movie Monster
Bentley Lyles

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It's like a Disney movie made by hillbillies from rural Texas. That means its not good at all!
June 5, 2010

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