Treasure Planet

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent on mutiny!
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Netflix Rating: 3.9
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 68%
Critics' score: 68   Audience score: 64   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

It's laced with literate humor, and the directors cite N.C. Wyeth's illustrations for the 1911 Scribner's edition of Treasure Island as the inspiration for their marvelously detailed fantasy world. full review

Bill Stamets, Chicago Reader

I think kids will find it really entertaining, and parents will find it amusing enough. full review

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

There's enough meaty plot and character left beneath the fancy effects to make watching the film a satisfying experience. full review

Daphne Gordon, Toronto Star

It just may inspire a few younger moviegoers to read Stevenson's book, which is a treasure in and of itself. full review

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

One of the most gorgeous Disney films ever.

Bill Muller, Arizona Republic

Enjoy the spectacle.

Desson Thomson, Washington Post

It's all quite vividly imagined, down to the tiniest details.

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post

Despite more betrayal and loyalty than a Chris Carabba box set, there's no real good or evil here. full review

Laura Sinagra, Village Voice

'Treasure Plane' starts with the clever idea of transforming the story into an old-fashioned space opera, and the animated visuals are handily up to the studio's best. Yet the film's total appeal may be undercut by a script that rarely feels inspired. full review

Andy Klein, Variety

Treasure Planet doesn't have the charm of Disney's last homegrown release, Lilo & Stitch, or the dazzling artistry of Spirited Away. But it's a capable and diverting holiday season adventure for a family audience. full review

Claudia Puig, USA Today

It's a pleasant enough way to mark time, which is exactly what the rest of the Disney crew is doing -- until inspiration, like a beam from the far end of the galaxy, strikes again. full review

Glenn Lovell, San Jose Mercury News

When the Disney people go after your holiday dollar, they don't leave anything in the paint box. full review

C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle

A perfectly competent and often imaginative film that lacks what little Lilo & Stitch had in spades -- charisma. full review

Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee

Sci-fi meets sea-faring fantasy, and the mix isn't half bad.

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

Has its moments, but it's pretty far from a treasure.

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel

Better than OK, but no Spirited Away.

Lou Lumenick, New York Post

If Treasure Planet falls short of Lion King's classic status, it still proves there is plenty of room in animation for movies that aren't geared exclusively to 8-year-olds. full review

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

Moody, involving and endlessly inventive, Treasure Planet lacks only the element of delight, of joyfulness that marks the very best animation has to offer.

Susan Stark, Detroit News

One wants good storytelling from animated films, and Treasure Planet is working with a good one. But, like pirates hoarding gold, it gets greedy trying to wow us with too much. full review

Steven Rosen, Denver Post
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