The Road to El Dorado Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
June 13, 2012
Outstanding family movie mixes comedy, action, romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's a shame that a film with such talent and imagery behind it ended up being ultimately a waste of time...
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Suffers from demographic schizophrenia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
I expected to have a lot more fun...than I did, which is a shame. I think it's going to fall quickly by the wayside.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
October 8, 2003
The less you know about history, the better your chances of enjoying this movie . . .
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
El Dorado is not striking or groundbreaking, but it's accomplished enough.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Immerses the viewer with vivid color and awe-inspiring artwork from the first frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The filmmakers want an epic feel to the film, but they provide neither context nor dimension to the people of El Dorado themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leslie Felperin
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
As good as most recent post-Katzenberg Disney films, and certainly -- with its stylised characterisation and bursts of witty dialogue -- a great deal better than the Mouse's turgid mega-budget epic Dinosaur.
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
A nice animated trip for kids, but hardly a required journey for grown-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sarah Hall
ViewLondon
October 30, 2002
Good clean fun, that will keep kids (and most adults) absorbed in its shiny cartoon bubble throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Gets by with a story that is good but not great -- not unlike the famous Road movies made 50 years ago by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 19, 2002
In the few moments when the noise and the fast-paced story subside long enough for a good look at the scenery, the animation is impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Engaging children's entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Not only is the story reed thin, but it's also undercut by continual anachronistic dialog that's funny but alienates us from the adventure and characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
Everything about it evokes comparisons to other animated features, and while it more or less holds its own, nothing comes across as new or even interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Certain scenes are good, but visual wonder can only take a film so far, especially when that visual wonder is becoming an expected component.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Funny and harmless family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Bright and zesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
[Kline's and Branagh's] shared timing is so good it whets the appetite for further adventures.
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