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The Wild Thornberrys Movie Reviews

May 20, 2008
Screenwriter Kate Boutilier provides plenty of sharp patter.
January 26, 2006
A decent soundtrack rounds off a surprisingly engaging and energetic little-kids' adventure.
December 27, 2002
Too often feels like a glorified TV episode.
December 23, 2002
An entertaining feature-length version of the Nickelodeon TV cartoon.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 23, 2002
Read More | Original Score: B
December 23, 2002
Thumbs up for The Wild Thornberrys Movie.
December 20, 2002
Doesn't do more than expand a TV show to movie length. However, it's pleasant enough and its ecological, pro-wildlife sentiments are certainly welcome.
December 20, 2002
Outstanding entertainment for little ones but just as rewarding for their adult companions.
December 20, 2002
The animated redhead is the gutsiest young female heroine to hit the big screen since the live-action ladies in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 20, 2002
The soundtrack alone is worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 20, 2002
The soundtrack features some terrific music from Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Youssou N'Dour and others, and the widescreen animation is a vividly colorful translation of the Thornberrys' distinctive TV style.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 20, 2002
It all adds up to a cheekier Lion King on a lower budget. But what you miss in spectacle you will make up in laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 20, 2002
This is the first Nickelodeon big-screen spinoff that will leave you feeling as if you've been through a real movie instead of an expanded TV segment.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 20, 2002
Bland but harmless.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 20, 2002
Smart, funny and good-looking animation guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 20, 2002
With its familiar Lion King setting, feminist-environmental message and cute animals, the movie should keep children amused, while remaining bearable to adult gamekeepers.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 20, 2002
An average kid-empowerment fantasy with slightly above-average brains.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
December 20, 2002
The Wild Thornberrys Movie is a jolly surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 20, 2002
Fans of the animated wildlife adventure show will be in warthog heaven; others need not necessarily apply.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 19, 2002
Just as entertaining as the hit Nickelodeon series on which it is based.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 19, 2002
The Wild Thornberrys Movie makes a witty and delightful Christmas present for the entire family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2002
A magical blend of wit and a big-hearted view of the world and all its creatures makes the film more than a good bet to bring in family audiences during the holidays and beyond.
December 19, 2002
Like The Rugrats movies, The Wild Thornberrys Movie doesn't offer much more than the series, but its emphasis on caring for animals and respecting other cultures is particularly welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 19, 2002
Move over Bond; this girl deserves a sequel.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 19, 2002
This lively Klasky Csupo production is a convincing amplification of the popular Nickelodeon series.
December 17, 2002
The feature-length stretch ... strains the show's concept.
December 16, 2002
As half-cracked, action-loving and humane as its eponymous family, The Wild Thornberrys Movie marks another consistent advance from the tube to the bigscreen for animation studio Klasky Csupo.