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Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie Reviews

October 24, 2002
Bouncy animation and catchy songs keep the film from tasting too much like spinach.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 18, 2002
If a big musical number like 'Praise the Lord, He's the God of Second Chances' doesn't put you off, this will be an enjoyable choice for younger kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2002
The movie's heart is in the right place, but all its messages of tolerance might resonate better if the Spanish-accented pirate didn't get drawn with a gold tooth and the turban-wearing Khalil wasn't an opportunistic rug merchant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2002
Spears of Afro-topped asparagus singing gospel and French-accented peas working as maitre d's at a seafood restaurant -- what's not to love?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 17, 2002
You and your kids could do worse. You and your kids probably have done worse.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2002
The animation is competent, and some of the gags are quite funny, but Jonah ... never shakes the oppressive, morally superior good-for-you quality that almost automatically accompanies didactic entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 17, 2002
I'm not generally a fan of vegetables but this batch is pretty cute.
October 4, 2002
The main lessons Jonah attempts to teach are compassion and mercy. That's an unusual -- and welcome -- message these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 4, 2002
Children, Christian or otherwise, deserve to hear the full story of Jonah's despair -- in all its agonizing, Catch-22 glory -- even if they spend years trying to comprehend it.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 4, 2002
It's hard to argue with a children's movie that puts bouncy rhythm to the song lyric, 'Don't fight/Don't cheat/Wash your hands before you eat.'
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 4, 2002
It's got its heart in the right place, but it also wilts after awhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 4, 2002
A garden-fresh morality tale for the kids, with Monty Python-inspired humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 4, 2002
Occasionally, in the course of reviewing art-house obscurities and slam-bam action flicks, a jaded critic smacks into something truly new.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 3, 2002
One thing you have to give them credit for: The message of the movie is consistent with the messages espoused in the company's previous video work.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 3, 2002
This animated retelling of the familiar Old Testament story is playful, high-spirited and unmistakably amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 3, 2002
The gags are often a stitch.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2002
Theology aside, why put someone who ultimately doesn't learn at the center of a kids' story?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 2, 2002
Your taste for Jonah - A Veggie Tales Movie may well depend on your threshold for pop manifestations of the Holy Spirit.
October 2, 2002
Much of this slick and sprightly CGI feature is sufficiently funny to amuse even the most resolutely unreligious parents who escort their little ones to megaplex screenings.
October 2, 2002
A musical whale-of-a-tale that should engage, inform and amuse parents as well as offspring.