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The Powerpuff Girls - The Movie Reviews

May 20, 2008
This Cartoon Network feature-length animation manages to teach kids some good lessons and amuse the grown-ups without overdosing on pop-culture references.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Stretched beyond its usual episode length, the Girls' adventure doesn't pack the nifty punch they're famous for.
November 4, 2002
It is not boring, and looks fantastic, and maintains the wit and spirit of the original.
July 11, 2002
The slam-bang superheroics are kinetic enough to engross even the most antsy youngsters.
July 11, 2002
Even with its flaws, The Powerpuff Girls Movie offers cleverness and charm that are hard to come by in the summertime multiplex.
July 10, 2002
This is one freaky and annoying little film.
July 3, 2002
For the first two-thirds of this sparklingly inventive and artful, always fast and furious tale, kids will go happily along for the ride.
July 3, 2002
The X potion gives the quickly named Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup supernatural powers that include extraordinary strength and laser-beam eyes, which unfortunately don't enable them to discern flimsy screenplays.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 3, 2002
It's still a kick seeing the show's retro-cool, Hanna-Barbera-style animation blown up to 35 mm, even if The Powerpuff Girls Movie only plays like a long, slightly average episode.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 3, 2002
At 77 minutes, The Powerpuff Girls Movie feels limp, like elastic that's been stretched beyond its limit.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 3, 2002
84 minutes of rolling musical back beat and supercharged cartoon warfare. It's also, clearly, great fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 3, 2002
Count ... on the same high energy level, high noise level and hard-edged, imaginatively stylized, comic-bookish approach that characterizes Powerpuff writer, director, executive producer Craig McCracken's TV series.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 3, 2002
There's enough energetic action and colorful, effervescent animation to keep young kids entertained, with some witty punning thrown in for the adults.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 3, 2002
The series' message about making the right choice in the face of tempting alternatives remains prominent, as do the girls' amusing personalities.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 3, 2002
At a time when half the so-called real movies are little more than live-action cartoons, it's refreshing to see a cartoon that knows what it is, and knows the form's history.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 3, 2002
Powerpuff creator Craig McCracken, who also directed, might not be revolutionizing animation, but he sure has a blast with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 3, 2002
Grown-up quibbles are beside the point here. The little girls understand, and McCracken knows that's all that matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 2, 2002
It's a prime example of raw visual energy hitched up to the toy rocketship of popular art.
July 2, 2002
The Powerpuff Girls arrive on the big screen with their super-powers, their super-simple animation and their super-dooper-adorability intact.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 2, 2002
What's really so appealing about the characters is their resemblance to everyday children.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 2, 2002
[Stretches] everything out ... at the expense of most attention spans.
July 2, 2002
The movie doesn't add anything fresh to the myth.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 2, 2002
It's great fun, turning sci-fi and kiddie-show conventions upside down with a hip wink, but even with more time to go deeper with a plot line, there's not quite enough here to make it special enough for moviegoing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 2, 2002
Half enjoyable goof, half an uncomfortable panorama of urban terrorism that just doesn't sit well after Sept. 11.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 2, 2002
Those new to the series ... as well as the already committed, will dig the anarchic Chicks Rule attitude and the snazzy art.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 2, 2002
This movie is one of the few American creations that is both gleeful pop culture and exquisite high art.
Read More | Original Score: A-