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Oliver & Company Reviews

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James Plath
Family Home Theater
March 30, 2016
At just 74 minutes, Oliver and Company is one of the shortest full-length features from Disney, but there's a lot packed into it. While no one will ever mistake Oliver and Company for one of the Disney's golden oldies, it's still doggone entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Can't compete with Disney classics, but still fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 13, 2009
The animation is fairly unexciting though serviceable, and the overall mystification of class difference would probably have made Dickens shudder, but kids should find this tolerable enough.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
November 13, 2009
Even as a cartoon poodle, Bette Midler stops the show.
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
February 17, 2009
Far from classic but it is interesting to watch for its take on the pre-Disnified New York landscape following the company's real estate foray into the iconic downtown core.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Much cornball adventure ensues, punctuated by healthy helpings of singing, dancing and general merriment.
Gregory Weinkauf
June 13, 2005
Animated Dickens makes for a surprisingly successful translation, and in my book Billy Joel can do very little wrong.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
April 6, 2005
Cute but forgettable cartoon musical; a solid voice cast does a decent job.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 29, 2002
"catchy songs, a cuddly hero, perfectly pleasant"
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The film offers a fanciful, lush urban setting, unusual for Disney animated features, and a couple of good songs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tom Matthews
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
A very funny movie for adults and children alike.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 21, 2001
| Original Score: 3/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Take the kids. Have fun.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
This is a funny, enjoyable family treat.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 17, 2013
Suffers from a rote storyline and flat animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 24, 2009
Quite insipid and wretchedly unengaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

TV Guide
November 13, 2009
The computer-assisted animation is relatively stiff and inexpressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

Empire Magazine
November 13, 2009
Lacks the classic Disney charm that works for adults as well as kids
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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