Dora and the Lost City of Gold Reviews

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 9, 2019
Sure, there may be a nugget or two of gold in "Lost City." But it mostly stays lost, in this convoluted drag of a script. "Dora" should have picked a path and stayed on it. Instead, it's a movie that is muy aburrido - boring.
August 9, 2019
Even if you've never watched a whole episode of "Dora the Explorer" you'd have to be a grinch not to be slightly charmed by the whole thing.
August 9, 2019
Dora and the Lost City of Gold manages to ride a fine line between being true to the characters and conventions of the series and affectionately skewering them.
August 9, 2019
Its charming gang of weirdos delivers an old-fashioned, 'Goonies'-style adventure, though the find-the-archaeological-site plot is overly familiar.
August 8, 2019
Even as it strikes a gently irreverent tone, the film also embodies its heroine's positive energy: We understand that the world would be a better place if the rest of us were more like Dora, not the other way around.
August 8, 2019
There's a genuine void in the marketplace for offerings like this. It's so joyful and confident in its own premise that it practically dares you not to walk out of the theater with a smile on your face, strutting like a peacock.
August 8, 2019
The movie demands too much of Dora and doesn't give her enough help to do it well.
August 8, 2019
Disney, take note: This is how to do a winning live-action update of a cartoon.
August 7, 2019
Kids certainly won't learn anything here, but they're not likely to mistake it for entertainment, either.
August 6, 2019
Moner has the trickiest part, requiring her to embody the spirit of a child but the pluck of a more capable teenager. She makes Dora so endearing that even viewers who have little experience with the show may somehow feel a twinge of nostalgia for it.
July 29, 2019
Despite an awkward first act, the film harkens back to the family-adventure genre that today's parents can recall from their own childhoods.
July 29, 2019
Imparting the air of having been highly sanitized and thoroughly rinsed, this late summer Paramount release is squeaky clean and unhip to an unusual degree, its commercial success resting all but exclusively on a built-in fan base.
July 29, 2019
[T]he most endearing quality of Nicholas Stoller and Matthew Robinson's script - not counting the fact they didn't try to whitewash their Latina heroine - is the way it permits Dora to remain indefatigably upbeat no matter what the situation.