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Treasure Planet Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 27, 2002
For anyone who grew up on Disney's 1950 Treasure Island, or remembers the 1934 Victor Fleming classic, this one feels like an impostor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 27, 2002
If you're searching for a treasure, look elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 27, 2002
Disney's animated pirate tale has masterful visuals -- and an amateur's script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
November 30, 2002
It's a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
November 29, 2002
This might please the 8 year-olds, but more discerning fans of animation, and adventure are likely to be disappointed with how slack and tedious this latest Disney offering is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 10, 2009
Like stepping forth, in an explosion of colors, weird body shapes and bad comedy, into somebody else's migraine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
November 27, 2002
Sucking all the 'classic' out of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island and filling the void with sci-fi video game graphics and Disney-fied adolescent angst...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
November 27, 2002
Visually rather stunning, but ultimately a handsome-looking bore, the true creativity would have been to hide Treasure Planet entirely and completely reimagine it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 25, 2002
The film failed to be imaginative enough.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 3, 2003
In attempting to update the novel, Disney filmmakers have dulled the characterizations and dialogue and given us instead a lovely series of picture postcards from outer space.
| Original Score: 5/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
July 7, 2012
Given the amazing artwork, if a better character [than a cyborg John Silver] had been inserted, we'd be talking about "Treasure Planet" as another Disney classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
A.O. Scott
New York Times
November 27, 2002
The adventures that youngsters act out on the french fry-littered seats of the family minivan will surely be more exciting, and more imaginative, than the film itself.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Hey mom, I went to another planet and found money for you to buy back the family farm. Sure, I blew up the planet in the process, but aren't you proud of me?
| Original Score: C-
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 5, 2012
The awkward trappings of this Disney adventure mechanize and blunt the tale's humanity. It pops and squeaks and rumbles, but Treasure Planet lacks the strength to transport audiences. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 21, 2003
There is nothing in Treasure Planet we haven't seen in recent animated efforts such as "Titan AE" and Disney's own "Atlantis: The Lost Empire" . . .
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
November 27, 2002
Treasure Planet is a handsome picture, with lots of nifty borrowings from the Star Wars galaxy, but it's never particularly compelling as a story or as a vehicle for emotions.
| Original Score: C+
Charlie Brown
FilmStew.com
February 1, 2004
There is almost no coherence to the plot points, leaving another technically sound but disposable product that awaits its straight-to-video sequel.
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
March 25, 2003
Without the pizzazz of computer animation you can see how it will struggle to find its target audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
November 30, 2002
Treasure Island may be a much-loved story, but you would never know it from viewing the uninspired castration that is Treasure Planet.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nev Pierce
BBC.com
February 4, 2003
Akin to an extremely well-made Saturday morning cartoon -- great for hyperactive four-year-olds or hungover students, not worth a trip to the pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

The Straits Times (Singapore)
December 23, 2002
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