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Based on 28 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    This oddball comedy may be one of the brightest, funniest pieces of entertainment of the season. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    The goofiest, giddiest and, yes, grooviest animated trip since Aladdin unbottled its genie. show more

  • 63
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    Picks up speed as it goes along and the finale is frenzied and, well, cartoonish. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Freewheeling and mindless. show more

  • 91
    Cody Clark Mr. Showbiz

    This joyous romp is no mere new groove, it's a live wire -- 110 volts of pure holiday cheer. show more

  • 88
    Miami Herald

    Thanks to myriad animators, the characters cavort, laugh and struggle against stunning backdrops, from lush jungles to cascading waterfalls. Groovy? Absolutely. show more

  • 88
    Boston Globe

    A lively, invigorating comedy: a near-perfect mix of fresh characters, well-cast voices, superb visuals, and a fast-paced, fantasy-adventure plot. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    When the Looney Tunes trademark came on the screen at the kiddie matinee of long ago, the kiddies would cheer in unison because they knew they were going to have unmitigated fun. The Emperor's New Groove evokes the same kind of spirit. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Nobody does this stuff better than Disney, and there's plenty here to like. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Why is The Emperor's New Groove Disney's funniest animated movie in years? Because it's the least like a Disney animated movie. show more

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