The Road to El Dorado (2000)



Critic Consensus: Predictable story and thin characters made the movie flat.

Movie Info

Tulio and Miguel, a pair of two-bit con men, believe they have found their path to fortune and glory when they win a map to El Dorado, the legendary City of Gold. There's only one problem they've wound up locked in the brig on a ship of the Spanish explorer Cortes. After a daring escape, with the help of a clever war horse named Altivo, they manage to stumble onto El Dorado only to find their troubles are just beginning. The High Priest Tzekel-Kan proclaims them to be gods, plotting to use their … More

Rating: PG (for mild thematic material and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Terry Rossio, Ted Elliott, Philip LaZebnik, Karey Kirkpatrick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 12, 2000
Dreamworks - Official Site


as Tzekel-Kan

as Narrator

as Cortes

as Altivo

as Zaragoza
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Critic Reviews for The Road to El Dorado

All Critics (107) | Top Critics (30)

Engaging children's entertainment.

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Bright and zesty.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

[Kline's and Branagh's] shared timing is so good it whets the appetite for further adventures.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Outstanding family movie mixes comedy, action, romance.

Full Review… | June 13, 2012
Common Sense Media

It's a shame that a film with such talent and imagery behind it ended up being ultimately a waste of time...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Suffers from demographic schizophrenia.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for The Road to El Dorado

I dont remember much about the movie i remember some of the comedy and i definitely remember the ending scene with the giant robot cat thing, from what i remember it was a good movie but ill probably have to watch it again to really get my results

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


Not a comedy, not a musical, and not a kids movie. The animation is beautiful in my opinion. The plot was pretty simple. The music was great.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

When you hear that a movie you loved and grew up with when you were young sucks, it kinda hurts a bit. I saw this movie SO many times when i was younger, so after about 1 and half years, I finally watched it again. But during that period of time i kinda grew into more of a critic, so when i saw this again, my childhood ripped to shreds. But even with it's bland plot and characters, and a hurtful realization of my childhood stupidity, I'm still giving it 3 stars, since it still has nice visuals and colors, and about 12 years of love for this movie

Kevin McCarver
Kevin McCarver

Super Reviewer

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