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Atlantis - The Lost Empire Reviews

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June 15, 2001
It's closer in kinship to a Saturday morning cartoon than its vibrant, animated-classic Disney ancestors.
October 26, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 5/10
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.
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
January 1, 2000
This is one effort that lacks that fabled Disney magical touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 12, 2007
When compared to Disney's best animated films, "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" doesn't compare.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 13, 2001
As a film that promises to deliver adventure and thrills, Atlantis becomes a bigger disappointment with each passing scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 14, 2001
Disney has cooked itself up a gosh-darned adventure epic. The problem is that its production committee has whittled and pared away the story to a mere 88 minutes, sweeping away the detail that gives an epic its heft.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 15, 2001
A rehash fantasy adventure story that only inexperienced moviegoers like children could find even remotely fresh.
January 27, 2002
Perhaps with another 20 minutes of footage the story and characters could have been fleshed out with some depth, meaning, originality and, most importantly, grit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 5, 2002
In spite of our modern electronic wizardry and our technological advancements in animation, movies still need a good story to tell; otherwise, it's all just flashing lights.
Read More | Original Score: 5/10
June 7, 2001
Sadly misplaces its own heart.
June 8, 2001
It's so oppressively tedious at times that you almost wish the cast would break into a chorus of 'Under the Sea.'
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 8, 2001
Awash with stereotypes, and I don't think it matters much whether they're benevolent or not.
June 14, 2001
This is Disney on automatic.
Read More | Original Score: D+
June 14, 2001
Has the distinct feel of too many galley cooks.
June 14, 2001
For the most part, the movie's a bland disappointment, on many levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 15, 2001
The characters and story are mere narrative lubricant to get us from one digitally goosed sensory assault to the next.
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
March 14, 2002
Unfortunately, Atlantis squanders a lot of its potential by getting bogged down by some muddled plot points and some serious plot holes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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