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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Chronicle

    The emphasis here is less on cuteness and romance and more on the "Raiders of the Lost Ark"-style adventure. show more

  • 50
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    What Atlantis gains in chills and thrills, it loses in pure emotion. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Qualifies as a pleasant time-killer, but it's 20,000 leagues beneath what it might have been. show more

  • 63
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Unfortunately for Disney, the real obstacle confronting the submarine isn't the giant lobster. It's a foul-smelling ogre, and it's no contest. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The idea that every animated feature from Disney is an instant classic officially springs a leak with the noisily disappointing Atlantis: The Lost Empire. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Rousing in an old pulp science fiction sort of way, but the climactic scene transcends the rest, and stands by itself as one of the great animated action sequences. show more

  • 75
    Mark Caro Chicago Tribune

    A well-told, vividly imagined movie that doesn't pretend to be more than it is and doesn't lean on pop-culture references to win over its viewers. show more

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    A crackling good adventure, a visually sumptuous effort. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Enough flair and conviction to keep the movie buoyant even when its plot is abrupt and its emotionality conventional. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Disney's disappointing Atlantis, sadly, is a lot like much of the studio's recent animated output: eye-popping visuals and great vocal characterizations sunk by a dead-in-the-water script. show more

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