Home on the Range (2004)

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Critic Consensus: Though Home on the Range is likeable and may keep young children diverted, it's one of Disney's more middling titles, with garish visuals and a dull plot.

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Set in a fanciful version of the untamed West, a musical comedy about what takes place when a group of underdog animal charters face dangerous odds and band together to achieve a common goal. A greedy yodeling outlaw named Alameda Slim schemes to take possession of the "Patch of Heaven" dairy farm from its kindly owner Pearl. Unwilling to stand by and see their idyllic way of life threatened, three determined cows, a karate-kicking stallion named Buck, and a colorful corral of critters join forces to save the farm in a wild quest, full of high-spirited adventure. Braving bad men and the rugged western landscape, this unlikely assortment of animals risk their hides and match wits with a mysterious bounty hunter named Rico in a high stakes race to capture Slim and collect the reward money.
Rating:
PG (for brief mild rude humor)
Genre:
Animation , Kids & Family , Musical & Performing Arts
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Cast

Roseanne Barr
as Maggie
Judi Dench
as Mrs. Caloway
Steve Buscemi
as Wesley
G.W. Bailey
as Rusty
Randy Quaid
as Alameda Slim
Richard Riehle
as Sheriff Sam Brown
Charles Haid
as Lucky Jack
Sam Levine
as Phil Willie
Mark Walton
as Bob the Longhorn
Roseanne
as Maggie
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Critic Reviews for Home on the Range

All Critics (125) | Top Critics (34)

Assorted movie in-jokes should keep parents tolerably entertained, and Alan Menken's songs mercifully favor western swing over the expected twang pop.

Full Review… | November 16, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

One mustn't carp too much; the film unfolds at a sprightly pace, making it fair fodder for undemanding sproglets.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Even if Disney production turns out to be, as many observers fear, one of studio's last 'traditionally animated' features, retro opus proves there's still a lot of life in them thar cels.

Full Review… | April 27, 2004
Variety
Top Critic

... a serviceable time-killer.

April 5, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Comes across less as a fully realized work of storytelling than as a commercial for a corporation whose goal of entertainment has been replaced by that of making money.

April 2, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

An overextended cartoon, stretched to its limit despite the relatively short 76-minute running time.

April 2, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Home on the Range

½

Funny, but has no appeal at all to adults. It was cute for kids, but in the end this movie will be forgotten.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

meh its okay

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

A Disney movie that is dull and forgettable.

Bentley Lyles
Bentley Lyles

Super Reviewer

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