Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Entertaining, humorous take on biblical story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
October 15, 2003
A fun-filled adventure story that is certain to keep kids on the edge of their seats while teaching them important life lessons.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 22, 2003
Probably the best case for Christianity since Chesterton and Lewis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
October 24, 2002
The film is a hoot, and is just as good, if not better than much of what's on Saturday morning TV especially the pseudo-educational stuff we all can't stand.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
October 24, 2002
The movie is a blast of educational energy, as bouncy animation and catchy songs escort you through the entire 85 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Bruce Fretts
Entertainment Weekly
October 24, 2002
Bouncy animation and catchy songs keep the film from tasting too much like spinach.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
October 23, 2002
Even if you're an agnostic carnivore, you can enjoy much of Jonah simply, and gratefully, as laugh-out-loud lunacy with a pronounced Monty Pythonesque flavor.
| Original Score: 3/4
Mary Kalin-Casey
Reel.com
October 19, 2002
A whale of a good time for both children and parents seeking Christian-themed fun.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
October 18, 2002
Despite its obvious agenda, the film moves along at a good clip (clocking in at 80 some minutes) and should entertain adults nearly as much as the kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
October 18, 2002
If a big musical number like 'Praise the Lord, He's the God of Second Chances' doesn't put you off, this will be an enjoyable choice for younger kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Megan Turner
New York Post
October 18, 2002
Spears of Afro-topped asparagus singing gospel and French-accented peas working as maitre d's at a seafood restaurant -- what's not to love?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
October 17, 2002
You and your kids could do worse. You and your kids probably have done worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Curt Fields
Washington Post
October 17, 2002
I'm not generally a fan of vegetables but this batch is pretty cute.
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
October 10, 2002
...strips Bible stores of the potential for sanctimoniousness, making them meaningful for both kids and church-wary adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
October 10, 2002
Generally provides its target audience of youngsters enough stimulating eye and ear candy to make its moral medicine go down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
October 7, 2002
You won't have any trouble getting kids to eat up these Veggies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine
October 6, 2002
It's a format that probably works best for an audience that is faith-based or very young, but for others it's simply a pleasant opportunity for an occasional giggle at the folly of mankind and the underrated value of veggies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 4, 2002
It's like Davey and Goliath with hip humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 4, 2002
The main lessons Jonah attempts to teach are compassion and mercy. That's an unusual -- and welcome -- message these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Boston Phoenix
June 21, 2003
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Houston Chronicle
October 18, 2002
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Arizona Republic
October 4, 2002

Orlando Weekly
October 4, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 4, 2002
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