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The Wild Thornberrys Movie Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
Adults will be bored into slumber, and even kids deserve something with a little more bite.
| Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 5, 2003
| Original Score: C+
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 19, 2002
The movie fart jokes aren't $8.25 funnier than the TV ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
December 15, 2002
The script is a dim-witted pairing of teen-speak and animal gibberish.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 17, 2002
The feature-length stretch ... strains the show's concept.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
December 20, 2002
There's barely enough plot here for a 22-minute TV episode and not nearly enough for an 88-minute movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
December 20, 2002
Passable but otherwise forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
December 20, 2002
This is a children's film in the truest sense. It's packed with adventure and a worthwhile environmental message, so it's great for the kids. Parents, on the other hand, will be ahead of the plot at all times, and there isn't enough clever innuendo to fil
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
December 21, 2002
With little wit and a routine story, it's hard to imagine any reason to get wild about The Wild Thornberrys Movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
December 16, 2002
[Has a] mediocre script ... but the movie's visuals are surprisingly stunning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
December 27, 2002
Too often feels like a glorified TV episode.
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
September 27, 2002
A competent but mediocre animated adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
November 25, 2002
Safe family entertainment for the holidays.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 20, 2002
You will be seeing it on your DVD player soon enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
December 20, 2002
Jeff McGrath and Cathy Malkasian direct by staging one action sequence after another: Trains and rhinos and helicopters and SUVs and elephants become indistinguishable, and the few moments of peace are welcome oases in this skein of chases.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
December 20, 2002
Bland but harmless.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
December 20, 2002
Kids who are into this Thornberry stuff will probably be in wedgie heaven. Anyone else who may, for whatever reason, be thinking about going to see this movie is hereby given fair warning.
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Nickelodeon's animated explorer family runs into poachers in Africa in a sometimes-fun adventure that occasionally collapses into flat, savanna-like stretches.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 20, 2002
The Wild Thornberrys Movie is a jolly surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Wholesome but also has kid appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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