The Wild Thornberrys Movie Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Wholesome but also has kid appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Splendid entertainment for the 8-12 age group and good fun for just about everyone else.
Top Critic
Bill Stamets
Chicago Reader
May 20, 2008
Screenwriter Kate Boutilier provides plenty of sharp patter.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
May 20, 2008
The film's draughtsmanship is more than adequate, the voicing of the characters excellent, and the songs are way above average for such fare.

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Better-than-average.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
January 26, 2006
A decent soundtrack rounds off a surprisingly engaging and energetic little-kids' adventure.
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
January 12, 2005
Great fun for animal lovers.
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
November 14, 2003
Amenable parents can watch this with the little ones instead of just using the DVD or VHS tape as a virtual nanny . . .
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
June 15, 2003
It's a fun family safari chock full of environmental lessoning.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 20, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
March 25, 2003
Pretty good half-term holiday fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

FilmFour.com
February 11, 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 | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
BBC.com
January 29, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 16, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Guylaine Cadorette
Hollywood.com
January 10, 2003
One of the more intelligent children's movies to hit theaters this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
January 6, 2003
Engaging.
| Original Score: 7/10
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
January 6, 2003
Eliza repeatedly proves herself as an exemplary avatar of The Right Stuff. You go, girl!
| Original Score: 3/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
January 5, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Charles Passy
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 23, 2002
An entertaining feature-length version of the Nickelodeon TV cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Paul West
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 23, 2002
Never more than an extended TV episode, the originality of its heroine and messages merit a recommendation for families seeking slightly more thoughtful animated fare.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

Baltimore Sun
December 23, 2002
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