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Based on 27 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    C.W. Nevius San Francisco Chronicle

    The exception is Willis as Spike. He's got more energy than the rest of the cast combined. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Last year's "TheWild Thornberrys Movie" and previous Rugrats films were more imaginative. And this one also suffers by coming on the heels of the exceptional "Finding Nemo." show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    While Nemo's story line is as clear as its pellucid blues, Wild's narrative is as muddy as its colors. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Though the energy occasionally flags, the movie does a nice job of exploiting the crossover potential. show more

  • 50
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    The frenetic pace detracts from the film's wealth of personalities and vivid visuals. There's the unshakable sense that Rugrats Go Wild is trying too hard to please kids and adults and as a result falls somewhat short for both sets of viewers. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Don't expect much from the scratch-and-sniff "odorama" gimmick; the mischievous John Waters set a higher standard for that novelty in "Polyester" (1981). show more

  • 63
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Harmless, if slightly hyperactive, fun. show more

  • 63
    Boston Globe

    Slapstick and potty humor for the kids, sly allusions and famous voices for the adults, and a light coating of aren't-we-lucky-to-have-each-other schmaltz at the very end - yep, Nickelodeon has the family-flick formula pretty much down. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    My own feeling is that the film is one more assault on the notion that young American audiences might be expected to enjoy films with at least some subtlety and depth and pacing and occasional quietness. The filmmakers apparently believe their audience suffers from ADD, and so they supply breakneck action and screaming sound volumes at all times. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    Though the Thornberrys provide some much-needed energy, asking them to carry the movie is like expecting a sweeps-week celebrity cameo to make an entire 30-minute sitcom episode funny. show more

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