The Road to El Dorado (2000)



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

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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 fortuitous arrival to take power from the Chief. To sustain the ruse and get the gold, Tulio and Miguel must enlist the aid of the beautiful native Chel, who matches them con-for-con. But time is running out, and even as they fulfill their dreams of gold, their friendship and the very fate of El Dorado hang in the balance.
PG (for mild thematic material and language)
Action & Adventure , Animation , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Armand Assante
as Tzekel-Kan
Jim Cummings
as Cortes
Kevin Kline
as Tulio
Frank Welker
as Altivo
Elton John
as Narrator
Tobin Bell
as Zaragoza
Elijah Chiang
as Kid #1
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Critic Reviews for The Road to El Dorado

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (29)

Engaging children's entertainment.

March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Bright and zesty.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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

December 31, 1999
Top Critic

This movie is fun to watch in ways that most recent cartoons aren't.

December 31, 1999
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

El Dorado is a cut above most action-adventure animated movies because of the integration of Kline and Branagh's comedic talents with their cartoon selves.

December 31, 1999
Top Critic

The Road to El Dorado is well worth traveling with the kids, though most adults will find it a somewhat less rewarding trip than DreamWorks' last, the The Prince of Egypt.

December 31, 1999
New York Post
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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 Edwards
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
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

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