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Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius Reviews

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
January 3, 2002
[W]hen they went into the outerspace adventure it just got so silly and it didn't really go anywhere and it just kind of lay dead there.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 13, 2002
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 7, 2002
Children up to age 4 will be diverted, while those from 5 to 10 will secretly pull out their Game Boys. Anyone over 11 will be bored to tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
Apesar da trama engraçadinha, Jimmy Neutron falha em dois aspectos importantes: em seu roteiro e na qualidade de sua animação.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 21, 2001
Though it looks cool in a funky sort of way -- it has characters and situations that likewise feel more than a little pre-fab.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
December 21, 2001
Maybe I'm hopelessly mired in my own private Retroville. After Jimmy Neutron was over, I felt glassy-eyed and a little headachy.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
December 21, 2001
There's barely more invention in the animation than in the concept.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 6, 2002
Jimmy Neutron just doesn't have enough power to sustain itself to feature length, though children -- the movie's real audience -- may be so dazzled by the spectacle of Jimmy flying through space with his robot dog that they won't notice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
December 21, 2001
Suffers in comparison to the year's other animated fare. Innocuous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Janet I. Tu
Seattle Times
December 21, 2001
It's certainly nothing worse than a Saturday-morning cartoon. But, aside from the sparkling animation, it's not substantially better either.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
December 20, 2001
This is a kids-only flick and anyone over the age of twelve will be squirming in their seats.
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
December 21, 2001
Works better on television.
Frank Lovece
TV Guide
December 21, 2001
Dexter's Laboratory, but without the irony.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Dan Via
Washington Post
December 21, 2001
This boy genius should be grounded.
| Original Score: 1/5
Derek Tse
Jam! Movies
December 21, 2001
It's loud -- so it's as though it's trying to over-compensate for a decided lack of heart.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
December 21, 2001
Though Nickelodeon insists the target audience is six to 14 year olds, the plot, characters and design seem far more appropriate for preschoolers.
Jon Munn
PopMatters
December 22, 2001
Lacks the quality of story, character, humor, and animation that we've come to expect in the seven short years of computer-animated film history.

Hollywood.com
March 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
The characters are comical and dynamic -- especially Jimmy, Carl and Sheen -- and the outer space scenes are no less than stellar.
| Original Score: 3/4
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