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Home on the Range Reviews

November 16, 2009
Assorted movie in-jokes should keep parents tolerably entertained, and Alan Menken's songs mercifully favor western swing over the expected twang pop.
June 24, 2006
One mustn't carp too much; the film unfolds at a sprightly pace, making it fair fodder for undemanding sproglets.
April 27, 2004
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.
April 5, 2004
... a serviceable time-killer.
April 2, 2004
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less as a fully realized work of storytelling than as a commercial for a corporation whose goal of entertainment has been replaced by that of making money.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
An overextended cartoon, stretched to its limit despite the relatively short 76-minute running time.
April 2, 2004
The cheerful, plucky characters have heart and loyalty, and that's enough to make this a worthy family-friendly animated fest.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 2, 2004
As animated features go, this is no Finding Nemo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 2, 2004
A pleasant enough diversion, rarely rising above cuteness but nonetheless enjoyable for its young audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 2, 2004
This 76-minute Western tall tale isn't out-and-out bad, but strictly formulaic and an underachievement from the studio that made the dazzling Snow White.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 2, 2004
It's fun and it's a return to form, at least in terms of story, voices and gags.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 2, 2004
Even though the film runs a mere 77 minutes -- brief even by family fare standards -- it's still too large a dose of Barr.
April 2, 2004
Read More | Original Score: B-
April 2, 2004
Remember that Disney has done much better cartoons than this one.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 2, 2004
Entertaining, not inspiring.
Read More | Original Score: C+
April 2, 2004
It's only 76 minutes long, but although kids will like it, their parents will be sneaking looks at their watches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 2, 2004
Even older kids will understand that Pixar does it so much better, not because of their computers but because of an intelligent attention to script and character and craft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 2, 2004
While not destined to assume a place in the Disney animation pantheon, the film should reasonably entertain the small fry during the current holiday season.
April 2, 2004
Short (76-minute) and formulaic.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 2, 2004
As breezy as an afternoon on the prairie.
April 1, 2004
The writing of co-directors Will Finn and John Sanford and their characterizations are embarrassingly bad for a straight-to-theater Disney movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 1, 2004
A cow-a-bungle, a bovine bore, an udder waste of time.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 1, 2004
For Mom and Dad, the good news is that the movie doesn't run much longer than an episode of Dallas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 1, 2004
The animation is perfunctory, the story is as uninvolving as it isdesperate, and the gags are flat (and occasionally flatulent).
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 1, 2004
This film throws so much at you so fast it hopes you won't notice that the quality of the material isn't particularly impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 1, 2004
The plucky bovines will have you rooting for them all the way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 1, 2004
The writing is tame and the plot is plodding and oversimplified, even for a kids movie.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2004
Disney's western cartoon comedy may be the first film to require cortisone treatments from jamming its elbow in the audience's ribs so often.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 1, 2004
Directors Will Finn and John Sanford season their script with sight gags that go off like corn popping and wisecracks crisp enough for family consumption, if just light enough on the salt.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 1, 2004
It sounds silly. And it is. But much of the movie's charm comes from its embracing the silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2004
Keeps milking the same gags and throwing the same bull, and after a while you feel cowed watching it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 1, 2004
Witty and self-assured, Home on the Range ranks as one of Disney's better efforts.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 31, 2004
The film skews young, to be sure, and it isn't as memorable as the new Disney classics of the early 1990s, but there's still plenty here to hold the interest of viewers of all ages.
March 31, 2004
Insistently -- and constrictedly -- pocket-size, an adventure for families who've decided on local travel for their next vacation.
Full Review | Original Score: C+