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The Rescuers Down Under Reviews

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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
This sort-of sequel to the 1977 hit The Rescuers boasts reasonably solid production values and fine character voices. Too bad they're set against such a mediocre story that adults may duck.
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
July 30, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
February 19, 2005
I had my first epileptic seizure while watching this film. It was more exciting than this tepid sequel.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
The film's direction, by Hendel Butoy and Mike Gabriel, is spectacularly inventive even when not fully appropriate to either the film's subject or the very young viewers it can be expected to attract.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Emanuel Levy
August 22, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
As for the animation, computer technology invests contemporary features with sometimes breathtaking dynamism, but outback flora being what it is, this isn't the most colourful Disney movie.

Empire Magazine
November 13, 2009
The Rescuers' identification/memorableness factor remains second division.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
November 13, 2009
The villain is far too malignant, the young vigilante hero seems to be a kiddie Rambo, and some of the action is quite violent, if not tasteless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
A rare sequel that improves on the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The flight sequence and many of the other action scenes in this new Disney animated feature create an exhilaration and freedom that are liberating. And the rest of the story is fun, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 19, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 11, 2003
Watchable and family-friendly, but don't expect the moon.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 26, 2009
There's only the one thing it does flat-out wrong: this otherwise delightful adventure-comedy has a completely meandering, aimless story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 24, 2012
Tweaks the formula with a brisker pace, and development of leading characters...and action sequences... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
November 1, 2004
Passable Disney sequel.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 20, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
James Hill
October 15, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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