The Road to El Dorado - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Road to El Dorado Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
It does not represent engaging entertainment for parents as well as their children.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 1, 2000
The songs should go. They're filler, but so is the movie itself, a cartoon to keep kids semi-happy until the next one comes along.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
It's animated fluff, separated from the eye-candy you see on the Cartoon Network only in its length and high production values.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
Everything about it evokes comparisons to other animated features, and while it more or less holds its own, nothing comes across as new or even interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's a shame that a film with such talent and imagery behind it ended up being ultimately a waste of time...
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 19, 2002
In the few moments when the noise and the fast-paced story subside long enough for a good look at the scenery, the animation is impressive.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
Filled with potholes and ruts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Su argumento es bastante débil y esta estructurado tan pobremente que no logra empatizar con la audiencia
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Not only is the story reed thin, but it's also undercut by continual anachronistic dialog that's funny but alienates us from the adventure and characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
El Dorado is not striking or groundbreaking, but it's accomplished enough.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Little more than a sanitized blend of nonsense and adventure and just a teeny bit of romance, interspersed with the occasional pop song.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
This trip down The Road to El Dorado proceeds under the speed limit all the way.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
This is one Road whose gold apparently got paved over.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
A lazy, torpid piece of animated tourism destined to leave the more demanding varieties of small children in the audience reaching for their Pikachus.
Top Critic
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
DreamWorks has produced state-of-the-art computer animation but forgotten the state of the heart.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
Suffers from lack of emotional depth.
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
January 1, 2000
The animators' talents and diligence have been corrupted on every front.
Top Critic
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
One wonders who was this animated film made for, anyway? Certainly not for kids. And not for this adult.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
The animation is uninspiring and brings nothing new to the table of animation magic.
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
It uses a new approach but lacks the energy and ambition to match breathtaking animation with an exciting story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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