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The Wild Thornberrys Movie

The Thornberry clan is on safari, and things are shaping up the way they usually do -- until a poacher snatches one of the cheetah cubs Eliza and Darwin are traveling with and it's time for a daring rescue.
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Screenwriter Kate Boutilier provides plenty of sharp patter.
Bill Stamets, Chicago Reader  full review
 
A decent soundtrack rounds off a surprisingly engaging and energetic little-kids' adventure.
Derek Adams, Time Out  full review
 
Too often feels like a glorified TV episode.
Scott Von Doviak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
 
An entertaining feature-length version of the Nickelodeon TV cartoon.
Charles Passy, Atlanta Journal-Constitution  full review
 
Thumbs up for The Wild Thornberrys Movie.
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper  full review
 
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.
Desson Thomson, Washington Post
 
Outstanding entertainment for little ones but just as rewarding for their adult companions.
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
 
The animated redhead is the gutsiest young female heroine to hit the big screen since the live-action ladies in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Claudia Puig, USA Today  full review
 
The soundtrack alone is worth the price of admission.
Daphne Gordon, Toronto Star  full review
 
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.
Ted Fry, Seattle Times
 
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.
C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
 
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.
Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
 
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.
Gene Seymour, Newsday  full review
 
Bland but harmless.
Dave Kehr, New York Times  full review
 
Smart, funny and good-looking animation guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post
 
With its familiar Lion King setting, feminist-environmental message and cute animals, the movie should keep children amused, while remaining bearable to adult gamekeepers.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail  full review
 
An average kid-empowerment fantasy with slightly above-average brains.
Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly  full review
 
There's barely enough plot here for a 22-minute TV episode and not nearly enough for an 88-minute movie.
Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press  full review
 
The Wild Thornberrys Movie is a jolly surprise.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
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