This movie represents a low point in Disney animation, occasionally resembling a high-budget Saturday morning cartoon.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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."
| Original Score: 2/4
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".
| Original Score: 2/5
[A] crushing disappointment.
Maybe someday, just once, a Disney animated film will surprise us.
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).
| Original Score: 1/5
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
This is a very disappointing effort from Disney.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
What's a bit disappointing is the hand-drawn animation, resembling the old Looney Tunes cartoons.
| Original Score: 5/10
A kiddie movie in need of some Ritalin -- and a decent script.
| Original Score: C
A tiresome feature that could be made into a wonderful 20-minute film.
| Original Score: 1/4
A half-hearted effort by Disney's traditional animation department.
| Original Score: C+
Similar to most contemporary American feature-length animation, the film's overall structure is frayed.
| Original Score: 60/100
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.
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
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
[Stitch] would have been stuck somewhere in the back of a closet in the Toy Story films.
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.
One of the most unpleasant things the studio has ever produced.
Mostly the film is just hectic and homiletic: two parts exhausting Men in Black mayhem to one part family values.