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Based on 30 Reviews
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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    This 76-minute Western tall tale isn't out-and-out bad, but strictly formulaic and an underachievement from the studio that made the dazzling "Snow White." show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The visual effects are lovely to behold, and the songs by Bonnie Raitt, Tim McGraw and k.d. lang are fairly catchy. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Any shortfalls in Home on the Range a conventional but perfectly pleasant entertainment, have more to do with the ABC's of storytelling than with the D's of animation. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Despite lovely songs from k.d. lang and Bonnie Raitt (written by Beauty and the Beast composer Alan Menken), this range is about as serene as a hen party. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    An intended throwback to the halcyon days of colorful studio cartoons, more in the Chuck Jones style than Disney, and the animation of its characters and Western motif is fine. But the writing of co-directors Will Finn and John Sanford and their characterizations are embarrassingly bad. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    This amiable, Western-themed animated effort from the Walt Disney Co. is a clear attempt to return to the more lighthearted cartoon style that was so prevalent before its onslaught of stately musical epics. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Old-style animation slows down after a snappy start, but it's lively enough to keep kids from fidgeting too much. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's only 76 minutes long, but although kids will like it, their parents will be sneaking looks at their watches. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Whatever the narrative shortcomings, these characters have the warmth of antique painted storybooks, unlike the eerie plastic simulation of Pixar characters. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Isn't good satire or good slapstick. It does have those lyrical, catchy Menken tunes, and the film perks up whenever Raitt or lang sing one of them. But much of this movie is deadly. show more

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