Lilo & Stitch - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lilo & Stitch Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
June 18, 2002
This movie represents a low point in Disney animation, occasionally resembling a high-budget Saturday morning cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 21, 2002
Never does "Lilo & Stitch" reach the emotion or timelessness of Disney's great past, or even that of more recent successes such as "Mulan" or "Tarzan."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
June 20, 2002
Not every animated film from Disney will become a classic, but forgive me if I've come to expect more from this studio than some 79-minute after-school "cartoon".
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 25, 2002
[A] crushing disappointment.
Kit Bowen
June 21, 2002
Maybe someday, just once, a Disney animated film will surprise us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 17, 2002
This shameless animated rip-off of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is the worst-ever Disney animated feature (yes, even worse than The Black Cauldron).
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 4, 2003
Lilo & Stitch could be considered a safe and amiable vehicle for the powers-that-be at the Disney stable. But that's probably this movie's main downfall--it's TOO safe in a time where the sophisticated outlook of cinema is progressive
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
This is a very disappointing effort from Disney.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
June 24, 2002
What's a bit disappointing is the hand-drawn animation, resembling the old Looney Tunes cartoons.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 20, 2002
A kiddie movie in need of some Ritalin -- and a decent script.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 21, 2002
A tiresome feature that could be made into a wonderful 20-minute film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
July 31, 2002
A half-hearted effort by Disney's traditional animation department.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide
May 13, 2005
Similar to most contemporary American feature-length animation, the film's overall structure is frayed.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 11, 2002
Stitch is a bad mannered, ugly and destructive little ****. No cute factor here.... Not that I mind ugly; the problem is he has no character, loveable or otherwise.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 29, 2002
Stitch's antics eventually grow tiresome -- it's more fun to watch the old Warner Bros. toon gang get wild and crazy than this Gremlins toss-off...
| Original Score: 2/4
David Levine
June 17, 2002
Overall, though the message is solid, it is too convoluted and graphic, and even more unfortunately, the music is uninspired and the animation is generic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 20, 2002
[Stitch] would have been stuck somewhere in the back of a closet in the Toy Story films.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Loren King
Chicago Tribune
June 20, 2002
Despite its charms, and the refreshingly non-traditional characters, Lilo & Stitch seems diluted and too derivative to be as effective as one wants it to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
June 21, 2002
One of the most unpleasant things the studio has ever produced.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ed Park
Village Voice
June 25, 2002
Mostly the film is just hectic and homiletic: two parts exhausting Men in Black mayhem to one part family values.
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