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The Rugrats Movie Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Kids will love it, parents may not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008
The result is several steps above the clunky, offputting animation of the series' early episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sandra Contreras
TV Guide
May 20, 2008
Intermittently snappy and featuring slicker animation than its TV incarnation, this popular children's cartoon may satisfy its youngest fans, but it'll be a big snoozefest for the rest of the family.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
May 20, 2008
Makes little effort to reach beyond its target audience.

Film4
May 20, 2008
A host of cooler-than-cool voices/cameos (Reed, Anderson, Curry and the B52s) and throwaway humour do keep the adults happy the whole time.
Neil Jeffries
Empire Magazine
May 20, 2008
Fun for kids, but, despite some adult references, appeal for the over 10s is limited.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
May 20, 2008
The dialogue reproduces infantile idiom even as it parodies the baby talk of adults, and a touching, didactic scene involving a baby blanket that's become the object of sibling rivalry may appeal to a broad age range.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Those unfamiliar with the series will have a chance to marvel at Klasky and Csupo's refreshing innovations: their affectionate play with traditional presentations of 'sweet' baby behaviour and 'pretty' toddler looks.
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
March 28, 2006
Like many children's films, The Rugrats Movie is told from the point of view of a boy who enjoys a wonderful relationship with another boy.
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Diaper-loads of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Although it works on two levels, one thing makes it work for any age: the sense of the id unloosed.
Fred Topel
About.com
July 25, 2003
Very slow kids movie. I just never got into it.
| Original Score: 2/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
The boundless creativity of this franchise's creators and writers never ceases to amaze me.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
The cast is good, but it's nothing they haven't done a million times; the same goes for the animation, music, and general production design.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The result is a happy blend of smart-aleck humor and wacky adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
It's a fun-filled oddity among G- rated animated movies. But some folks may conclude that the babies' creators have gone off the deep end to satisfy a '90s sensibility that favors edgy entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
A reasonably good time for the whole mini-van clan.
Amanda Lipman
Sight and Sound
March 5, 2002
There's something about the film's roving sympathy that gives it surprising depth, mocking and embracing its characters -- adults and kids -- in quick succession.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
What is most likely to impress adults is that the world of the Rugrats is not idealized or homogenized.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Anita Gates
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The pleasant surprise is that the film is a delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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