Atlantis - The Lost Empire Reviews

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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.
December 7, 2009
It is difficult to say whether its greatest failure is in its story, its characters, or its animation.
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.
September 12, 2007
When compared to Disney's best animated films, "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" doesn't compare.
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.
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?
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.
December 6, 2004
... breathtaking animation in service of a story that doesn't hold enough water to drown a rat much less a civilization.
May 14, 2003
February 8, 2003
...Sorely lacking in the magic and majesty we have come to expect in the wake of other recent Disney cartoon products.
December 8, 2002
It's all too predictable.
October 30, 2002
Watchable Disney adventure in the classic tradition -- it features some impressive visuals and a strong vocal cast, but lacks the necessary kick to put it up there with Disney's best.
June 9, 2002
certainly an eye-appealing film, with lush Cinemascope vistas and rich colors, but it's also a relatively unimaginative and bland adventure...
May 9, 2002
Feels like an uninspired rehash of Rider Haggard, Jules Verne, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and a dozen "Star Trek" episodes.
March 24, 2002
Atlantis begins with a quote from Plato and ends with a dedication to the late Jim Varney but can't seem to find a happy medium between these two extremes.
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.
February 6, 2002
Atlantis, although some very smart people were involved in its making, is not the least bit interested in being very smart.
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.
January 29, 2002
Part of it delivers knock-out images and exquisite camerawork. The other part is just one big fish story.
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.
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