Dora and the Lost City of Gold Reviews

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August 16, 2019
Suffice to say that this film is keenly aware of its origins and their essential absurdity.
August 16, 2019
An appreciably peppy entertainment.
August 12, 2019
Moner's layered comedic performance, which at once nods at the "Dora" formula while acknowledging the conceit, is deceptively difficult and nuanced... delightfully dorky, a rare commodity in this day and age of sarcastic, wise-beyond-their-years teens.
August 10, 2019
If by some chance the kids corral you into this Jumanji rip-off, at least see it all the way through the spirited, semi-reparative closing credits number.
August 9, 2019
If only every big screen adaptation of a beloved existing property could feel this funny and fresh, there'd be less to fear about an industry besieged by recycled material that never takes a risk.
August 9, 2019
A straightforward approach to a "Dora" movie would have played to a limited audience. This "Dora" is out to win over a much bigger audience, and what Dora sets her mind to, she achieves.
August 22, 2019
Like the savvy reboot of Peter Rabbit before it, here lies a clever and cheeky live action aging up of a cartoon that moves Dora from pre-school appeal to something a lot more universal.
August 22, 2019
'The Lost City of Gold' is a-DORA-ble: Isabela Moner does a great job as Dora and the movie does well in making light of its own campiness with real adventures thrown into the mix.
August 21, 2019
A sunny, family-friendly adventure that will appeal to most kids and tweens.
August 19, 2019
Despite the switch from animation to live action, this still feels like something you would see on TV, with over-the-top performances from the adults, some decidedly dodgy visual effects and a Scooby-Doo-like plot.
August 19, 2019
If it comes up short on the thrills and spills, Moner's hilariously upbeat Dora is downright delightful, especially when forced to school her cooler compadres in the jungle's secrets.
August 19, 2019
In its action scenes - quicksand, caverns, booby traps and the rest - it's lively but rarely original: it's happy to appeal to viewers who haven't seen this stuff many times before.
August 17, 2019
Goofily charming and a rare, age-appropriate children's film in which the adults are silly and the kids, especially the girls, are smart.
August 17, 2019
An enjoyable family feature with the ability to please even adults with limited knowledge of the popular Nickelodeon show.
August 17, 2019
Despite its uneven nature, this spirited live-action adventure should connect with a generation too young to recall Indiana Jones in his heyday.
August 16, 2019
What Dora and the Lost City of Gold lacks in originality, it makes up in charm and energy, as well as a winsome performance from Moner.
August 16, 2019
Bobin's film has plenty to criticise but gets by on the youthful enthusiasm of its central cast... It also amuses in several places, while offering a worthwhile family message that feels highly relevant.
August 16, 2019
Containing every hackneyed scene in jungle movies from time immemorial, this should appeal to 10 year old girls. Adults might like the closing song and dance.
August 16, 2019
A sort of Crocodile Dundee for kids.
August 16, 2019
Isabella Moner does a good job as our favourite explorer and manages to please fans with a few knowing hints at her characters pre-school origins.
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