An American Tail Reviews

September 10, 2008
Cartoons with ambitions even this noble are as rare as Steven Spielberg films that lose money, but every character and every situation presented herein have been seen a thousand times before.
September 10, 2008
The overall quality of the animation -- baroquely executed if rather conventionally conceived -- makes it worth a look
June 24, 2006
For all its state-of-the-art animation techniques, Spielberg's production remains resolutely conservative: visually it's virtually indistinguishable from Walt at his wimpiest.
August 30, 2004
Witless if well-meaning.
January 1, 2000
The movie has such vague ethnic grounds, however, that only a few children will understand or care that the Mousekewitzes are Jewish. And few of those are likely to be entertained by such a tragic, gloomy story.
January 1, 2000
A bright-eyed tale of Jewish triumphs that will find a place in many young hearts.
January 1, 2000
It may be that the truly American tale here is the spectacle of an artist squandering his awesome gifts on the way to becoming a Hollywood institution.