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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
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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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A fun action-packed fantasy...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
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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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.
Jordan Hiller
Bangitout.com
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
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
Absolute magic.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 23, 2002
Your best bet is to forget the story and concentrate on the animation.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Visually, it represents a striking step forward for the Disney studios (as does the absence of singing animals, for that matter).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 12, 2002
It carries with it the spirit of those old science fiction stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 3, 2002
The filmmakers are more ambitious than wise. While distancing themselves from the Disney animation of the early '90s, they forgot those films were seamlessly written. The weaknesses of Atlantis are all in the script.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
June 3, 2002
Una cinta para niņos no apta para ellos.
| Original Score: 7/10
Blake French
NutzWorld
April 15, 2002
...there is certainly nothing wrong with the film's style, but I long for the next Disney classic.
| Original Score: 3/4
Ted Murphy
Baseline.Hollywood.com
December 21, 2001
... a throwback to the action-adventure films Disney made in the 1950s ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 25, 2001
| Original Score: 3/4
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 29, 2001
Reasonable half-term holiday fare from Disney.
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