Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius Reviews

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 6, 2002
This little charmer both celebrates and kids the corny conventions of family sitcoms.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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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
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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.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 21, 2001
After Monsters, Inc., this movie may be a bit of a letdown, but there are some scenes that will delight elementary -school-age children and older preschoolers.
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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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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
December 21, 2001
A lickety-split, madly packed, roller-coaster entertainment that might almost have been designed to make you scared of how much smarter your kids are than you.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
December 21, 2001
More clever than we have any right to expect.
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
December 21, 2001
The most delightfully original children's film of 2001.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 21, 2001
It doesn't have the little in-jokes that make Shrek and Monsters, Inc. fun for grown-ups. But adults who appreciate the art of animation may enjoy the look of the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Loren King
Boston Globe
December 21, 2001
One of the pleasant surprises of the holiday season.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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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Dan Via
Washington Post
December 21, 2001
This boy genius should be grounded.
| Original Score: 1/5
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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.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
December 21, 2001
Imaginative and well-paced.
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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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Christine Dolen
Miami Herald
December 21, 2001
The charm of Jimmy Neutron is that it's both futuristic enough to intrigue kids and retro enough to hook their parents.
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Kevin Courrier
Globe and Mail
December 21, 2001
A modest and charming bit of family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
December 21, 2001
The gang at DNA shows a knack for capturing the limitless wonder and imagination we draw upon in childhood.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Patrick Z. McGavin
Chicago Tribune
December 20, 2001
This is a movie that is neither sentimental nor cheap; it never takes itself too seriously, and it has faith in the intelligence of its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4