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Oliver & Company Reviews

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
February 2, 2009
I guess I can cut the Mouse House a little slack when it comes to paint-by-numbers mediocrities like Oliver & Company.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 24, 2009
Quite insipid and wretchedly unengaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 29, 2009
Surely one of Disney's weakest full-length animated features, Oliver and Company features terrible, badly dated songs and some shoddy, patchwork animation with precious few dazzling moments.
David Cornelius
February 10, 2009
The animation is clumsy, the songs are forgettable, the attempts at late-80s relevance now come across as dated and slightly embarrassing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christopher Null
May 26, 2002
Mostly harmless.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Despite three screenwriters and 13 names credited for the story, the script quickly sinks into a predictable 'girl-meets-pet, girl-loses-pet, girl-and -pet-reunite' sap-trap.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...the virtual nadir of the Disney oeuvre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
June 10, 2004
Pure '80s drivel.
Margaret Moser
Austin Chronicle
March 11, 2003
Simply put, Oliver & Company didn't work for me not because I'm many years past my sixth birthday but because it never scared me into forgetting that fact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 17, 2013
Suffers from a rote storyline and flat animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
March 17, 2009
The last gasp of Disney Animation's post-Walt malaise before the 1990s Disney renaissance … retains Dickens's seamy milieu, but not his morality-play tableau.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Why these juvenile delinquents and their even worse masters are considered appropriate material for the 3-8 set that is most likely to see this movie is a conundrum.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Barry Walters
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Seen today, Oliver & Company comes across as a rather shabby transitional work, one that lacks the sophistication of today's 'toons and doesn't hold up to the Disney classics of yesteryear.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Emanuel Levy
August 17, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 30, 2009
More notable for what it isn't than what it is, it's one of the gangly middle children of the Disney animation family, not quite sure how to fit in, or even if it's valued.
| Original Score: 66/100

November 13, 2009
The general quality of the animation and script would disappoint more sophisticated viewers.

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

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