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  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Chronicle

    It's fun, it's kind of somber and it succeeds in making you think about how you might be squandering middle age. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The result is passably speedy on the level of other TV retreads that seem miscast on the big screen. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Refreshingly subversive. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Seems to have been made entirely for people who were kids during the Johnson administration. show more

  • 31
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    The movie is so slovenly in its animation and graceless in its writing that few viewers over the age of 9 are likely to notice. show more

  • 75
    Miami Herald

    If your kid is a fan of Disney's "Recess," one of the hotter properties on ABC's Saturday morning cartoon lineup, the new inspired-by-the-TV-show movie, Recess: School's Out, will be quite a hit. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's fast-footed and fun. "Rugrats in Paris" had charms for grownups, however, Recess: School's Out seems aimed more directly at grade-schoolers. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    An amusing and entertaining animated feature, and it's harmless enough for the elementary-school set. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A reasonably entertaining cartoon feature. show more

  • 40
    Frank Lovece TV Guide

    The movie's uninspired animation (including primitive, blocky computer imagery) doesn't help, nor do its astonishingly stereotyped characters. show more

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