The Road to El Dorado - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Road to El Dorado Reviews

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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 27, 2009
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Engaging children's entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
This is one Road whose gold apparently got paved over.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
The Road to El Dorado is boderline entertaining.
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Sean Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
For a movie about 'discovering' the New World, The Road to El Dorado covers a lot of familiar territory.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Timid and flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Though its tale of gold is not untarnished, The Road to El Dorado hits the buddy-movie mark.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
The Road to El Dorado is a bit too standard-issue to climb out from under its nouveau Disney house style look and supply much in the way of innovative glitter.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
The movie feels schematic and derivative.
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
One wonders who was this animated film made for, anyway? Certainly not for kids. And not for this adult.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
The lackluster score by Elton John and Tim Rice is the first indication that the script failed to inspire the team.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Yes, it has Elton John and Tim Rice songs, but The Lion King this ain't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
DreamWorks has produced state-of-the-art computer animation but forgotten the state of the heart.
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
It's not cute enough for kids, not clever enough for adults. It's gorgeous but curiously dull.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The animation is handsome but hardly stirring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Little more than a sanitized blend of nonsense and adventure and just a teeny bit of romance, interspersed with the occasional pop song.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
Suffers from lack of emotional depth.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
It does not represent engaging entertainment for parents as well as their children.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Kline and Branagh, both good comedians, put a lot of zest into their roles, which makes this plundering mission more than just diverting.
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January 1, 2000
The animation is uninspiring and brings nothing new to the table of animation magic.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Bright and zesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
The Road to El Dorado is well worth traveling with the kids, though most adults will find it a somewhat less rewarding trip than DreamWorks' last, the The Prince of Egypt.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
[Katzenberg] has plainly and wholly succumbed to the familiarity of his former employer's trademark formula.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
This trip down The Road to El Dorado proceeds under the speed limit all the way.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
This movie is fun to watch in ways that most recent cartoons aren't.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
Did the filmmakers really know where they were going when they started on this Road?
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Todd Camp
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
January 1, 2000
The Road to El Dorado's biggest crime is that it isn't very good.
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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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Malcolm Ritter
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
Will delight kids and amuse grown-ups.
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 1, 2000
El Dorado is a cut above most action-adventure animated movies because of the integration of Kline and Branagh's comedic talents with their cartoon selves.