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The Wild Thornberrys Movie Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Wholesome but also has kid appeal.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 29, 2010
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Splendid entertainment for the 8-12 age group and good fun for just about everyone else.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2008
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Nickelodeon's animated explorer family runs into poachers in Africa in a sometimes-fun adventure that occasionally collapses into flat, savanna-like stretches.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Bill Stamets
Chicago Reader
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Screenwriter Kate Boutilier provides plenty of sharp patter.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 20, 2008
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The film's draughtsmanship is more than adequate, the voicing of the characters excellent, and the songs are way above average for such fare.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

May 20, 2008

Empire Magazine


Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

December 30, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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A decent soundtrack rounds off a surprisingly engaging and energetic little-kids' adventure.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Staci Layne Wilson

Great fun for animal lovers.

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January 12, 2005
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus

Amenable parents can watch this with the little ones instead of just using the DVD or VHS tape as a virtual nanny . . .

Full Review

November 14, 2003
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Adults will be bored into slumber, and even kids deserve something with a little more bite.

| Original Score: C

September 6, 2003
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

It's a fun family safari chock full of environmental lessoning.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

June 15, 2003
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Evokes a little of the fear that parents have for the possible futures of their children--and the sometimes bad choices mothers and fathers make in the interests of doing them good.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3/4

April 20, 2003
Peter Bradshaw

Pretty good half-term holiday fare.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

March 25, 2003

It may not pull off any state-of-the art animation coups, but The Wild Thornberrys Movie understands that strong characters and involving storytelling are still the bottom line in a quality kids' film.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

February 11, 2003
Neil Smith

The animation may not be in the same class as The Lion King, but co-directors Jeff McGrath and Cathy Malkasian deserve praise for their attempts to render Africa's wildlife as authentically as possible.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

January 29, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This is thoroughly entertaining with an important message. And with its above-average animation it's also well worth seeing on a big screen.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 16, 2003
Guylaine Cadorette

One of the more intelligent children's movies to hit theaters this year.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

January 10, 2003
Susan Granger


Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

January 6, 2003
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner

Eliza repeatedly proves herself as an exemplary avatar of The Right Stuff. You go, girl!

| Original Score: 3/4

January 6, 2003
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

The drumbeat behind the Thornberrys' energetic exploits may not be as explosive as its celebrated Disney counterpart The Lion King, but it certainly gives off a similar rhythmic radiance nevertheless.

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 3/4

January 5, 2003
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