Engaging children's entertainment.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail, 2002-03-22
Bright and zesty.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2000-01-01
The Road to El Dorado is well worth traveling with the kids, though most adults will find it a somewhat less rewarding trip than DreamWorks' last, the The Prince of Egypt.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 2000-01-01
Though its tale of gold is not untarnished, The Road to El Dorado hits the buddy-movie mark.
Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle, 2000-01-01
This movie is fun to watch in ways that most recent cartoons aren't.
Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, 2000-01-01
[Kline's and Branagh's] shared timing is so good it whets the appetite for further adventures.
Robert Horton, Film.com, 2000-01-01
El Dorado is a cut above most action-adventure animated movies because of the integration of Kline and Branagh's comedic talents with their cartoon selves.
John Anderson, Newsday, 2000-01-01
The animation is uninspiring and brings nothing new to the table of animation magic.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com), CNN.com, 2000-01-01
This is one Road whose gold apparently got paved over.
Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today, 2000-01-01
[Katzenberg] has plainly and wholly succumbed to the familiarity of his former employer's trademark formula.
Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz, 2000-01-01
This trip down The Road to El Dorado proceeds under the speed limit all the way.
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 2000-01-01
For a movie about 'discovering' the New World, The Road to El Dorado covers a lot of familiar territory.
Sean Means, Film.com, 2000-01-01
The Road to El Dorado is a bit too standard-issue to climb out from under its nouveau Disney house style look and supply much in the way of innovative glitter.
Jay Carr, Boston Globe, 2000-01-01
Yes, it has Elton John and Tim Rice songs, but The Lion King this ain't.
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, 2000-01-01
It's not cute enough for kids, not clever enough for adults. It's gorgeous but curiously dull.
Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2000-01-01
The animation is handsome but hardly stirring.
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle, 2000-01-01
Little more than a sanitized blend of nonsense and adventure and just a teeny bit of romance, interspersed with the occasional pop song.
Stephen Holden, New York Times, 2000-01-01
It does not represent engaging entertainment for parents as well as their children.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 2000-01-01