Atlantis - The Lost Empire Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
October 29, 2001
Reasonable half-term holiday fare from Disney.
October 8, 2001
It's a brave move for Disney, and one that deserves to succeed.
June 21, 2001
Atlantis is good, and kids will love it, but it doesn't achieve greatness.
June 15, 2001
A new-fashioned but old-fangled hash.
June 15, 2001
The characters and story are mere narrative lubricant to get us from one digitally goosed sensory assault to the next.
June 15, 2001
A movie that isn't really exciting, has characters who aren't very captivating and misses a lot of its jokes.
June 15, 2001
Just beneath the surface, Atlantis brims with adult possibility.
June 15, 2001
Certainly, the eye is busy throughout this movie. Verbally, however, it's an often-daunting affair.
June 15, 2001
A film without an artistic vision to match its commercial one.
June 15, 2001
The movie loses sight of those old nuisances, character and story, behind a chain of spectacles.
June 15, 2001
It should have been more daring, and gone for the grandeur and even poetic dimension its subject invites.
June 15, 2001
It's like "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" set free by animation to look the way it dreamed of looking.
June 14, 2001
For the most part, the movie's a bland disappointment, on many levels.
June 14, 2001
It's so adult that it's massively boring.
June 14, 2001
Its visuals are executed skillfully, it takes time to develop characters, and its voice cast has personality. But in today's context of broadened animation appeals, Atlantis seems as stale as uncirculated submarine air.
June 14, 2001
A fine Disney adventure about the legendary lost land.
June 14, 2001
A crackling good adventure, a visually sumptuous effort.
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