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Thomas and the Magic Railroad Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 19, 2008
Scenes with Peter Fonda as a melancholy grandfather -- he couldn't get a cherished engine running in time for his late wife to ride it -- periodically bring the movie screeching to a halt.
June 24, 2006
If all this sounds convoluted, well, it's a toddlers' film and anything goes.
May 20, 2003
It's very slow, though it does offer a respite from the overactive animation that kids are mostly subjected to.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2002
A really unnecessary movie, whose purpose is primarily to promote the inevitable home video.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 26, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
For the target audience -- probably between 3 and 5 -- it is bang on target.
January 1, 2000
An inept assembly of ill-matched plot points.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
The movie is no better than something designed for a direct-to-video release.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Compared with contempo kidpics, the whole thing also looks rather low-tech.
January 1, 2000
Only very small children are likely to be satisfied.
January 1, 2000
You really don't want to be railroaded into seeing it.
January 1, 2000
Thomas is a train worth catching.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
It's like a lost moment.
January 1, 2000
What a pain in the old caboose.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 1, 2000
Thomas and his movie truly stay on track.
January 1, 2000
This land of sweetness and light may appeal to many, but to some it is going to seem like living hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Witless and inert.
January 1, 2000
Thomas fans should be pleased.
January 1, 2000
Skin-crawlingly awful.
January 1, 2000
Can you say, 'Minimalist animation'?