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Rugrats Go Wild Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Nothing about Rugrats Go Wild is particularly bad or crass; it's just exhaustingly mediocre.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
June 19, 2003
Rugrats Go Wild! is an interesting experiment in character cooperation, but plays out like an extended television episode rather than a well-thought-out feature.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 13, 2003
The filmmakers apparently believe their audience suffers from ADD, and so they supply breakneck action and screaming sound volumes at all times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
June 12, 2003
Too mild, too crude by far.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 13, 2003
Adults won't need a scratch-card to sniff what's in the air: the stink of a shoddy cartoon movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 16, 2003
[T]his is harmless entertainment for very young children. Everyone else though, will be wriggling in their seats like 2-year-olds with wet diapers.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 12, 2003
As one of the characters says, 'I feel like this has all happened before.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 24, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
June 13, 2003
Nickelodeon's Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys should learn one thing from their combined effort, Rugrats Go Wild: stick to your own kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 9, 2003
Some might call Rugrats Go Wild a harmless time-killer. But it doesn't just kill time, it tortures and murders it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 12, 2003
The result is rather lackluster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
June 13, 2003
A shrill, pointless animation in which two highly profitable Nickelodeon TV franchises come together with all the finesse of a direct assault.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 13, 2003
Too many boogers, not enough heart.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 11, 2003
"Rugrats Go Wild!" combines two successful franchises with woefully tame results.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
June 11, 2003
The kids will like it but leave this one to home video.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
June 12, 2003
Like a play date that gets so totally out of hand, you just throw up your hands and just wait for everyone to go home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 13, 2003
Not much more than a TV episode writ large -- and probably best strictly as a something-to-do stopgap before the Sinbad cartoon opens next month.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 13, 2003
For all the doubling of franchises, Odorama- smelling and smart-aleck references to famous movies and songs, there's nothing particularly bright and charming about the film.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
June 16, 2003
| Original Score: D+
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
June 17, 2003
As matinee probations go, the movie's tainted by too many bad songs and too much of Bruce Willis.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 17, 2003
Ben Nuckols
San Francisco Examiner
July 8, 2003
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
June 16, 2003
It's impossible not to compare this average film with the outstanding "Finding Nemo."
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
June 12, 2003
Doesn't anyone remember when the Jetsons and Flintstones got together? Who needs that kind of pressure again?
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June 13, 2003
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June 14, 2003
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June 16, 2003

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June 19, 2003

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July 2, 2003
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July 3, 2003

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August 19, 2003

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February 7, 2004
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