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Atlantis - The Lost Empire Reviews

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James Plath
Family Home Theater
March 30, 2016
Our little science-minded guy was hooked, and it's easy to see why. It's the kind of film Disney usually produces as a live-action blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
July 5, 2011
It's too rich with invention and characterization, too packed with juice, and it gallops right along breathlessly. Even so, it manages moments of lyricism and visual elegance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 28, 2011
...a passable Disney endeavor that ranks somewhere in the middle of the studio's animation canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 25, 2011
Disney's animators once again go under the sea, this time to discover the lost city of Atlantis. Shame they didn't find an engaging plot while they were down there.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
January 25, 2011
Visually imaginative and even persuasively spiritual, this animated adventure has some unusually complex villains and heroes, and some of the plot and dialogue transcends what's typical in movies intended for a broad or youthful audience.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Entertaining but intense adventure for tweens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 7, 2009
It is difficult to say whether its greatest failure is in its story, its characters, or its animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A fun action-packed fantasy...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kit Bowen
November 20, 2008
By all means bring the kids to this one -- and sit back to enjoy the ride in Adventureland.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Disney does animated adventure with this colorful, mostly brisk 1914 search for the legendary missing empire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Todd McCarthy
August 7, 2008
This blandly conceived and executed attempt at a juve-style Indiana Jones with Jules Verne trappings recycles familiar adventure and cartoon devices with minimal wit and flair.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 12, 2007
When compared to Disney's best animated films, "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" doesn't compare.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
August 16, 2007
It's probably the most grown-up animated feature Disney has produced, and with its attuned vocal performances, elegant design and pulse-quickening finale, it sets a standard of sustained craftsmanship most live-action film-makers must envy.

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
A solid addition to the Disney canon. But from the directors of Beauty And The Beast, solid ain't good enough. Classic Disney this is not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jordan Hiller
September 27, 2006
After seeing spectacular epics like Tarzan, it is difficult to properly appreciate the mediocre, but entertaining Atlantis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
February 24, 2006
The potency of the Disney brand name will be tested with Atlantis, a peculiar animated feature that has no children in its story, no cute creatures, and no musical or dance numbers. Any reason for the family to go?
Full Review | Original Score: C-

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Poor Disney, they now have a real competitor in the family film business and it's a big, green oaf from Dreamworks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
... breathtaking animation in service of a story that doesn't hold enough water to drown a rat much less a civilization.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...Sorely lacking in the magic and majesty we have come to expect in the wake of other recent Disney cartoon products.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
Absolute magic.
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