'The Rescuers Down Under' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   0 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   25 reviews
  • Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    92
    Carries its ambitions with an easy grace, expanding the art of animation to fresh ground without losing sight of the silly fun we love cartoons for.
    Full Review » 24 years ago
  • Janet Maslin New York Times (Top Critic)
    50
    The film's direction, by Hendel Butoy and Mike Gabriel, is spectacularly inventive even when not fully appropriate to either the film's subject or the very young viewers it can be expected to attract.
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Rita Kempley Washington Post (Top Critic)
    A gorgeously drawn myth made for plucky children and very brave mice.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    75
    The flight sequence and many of the other action scenes in this new Disney animated feature create an exhilaration and freedom that are liberating. And the rest of the story is fun, too.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Variety Staff Variety (Top Critic)
    This sort-of sequel to the 1977 hit The Rescuers boasts reasonably solid production values and fine character voices. Too bad they're set against such a mediocre story that adults may duck.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Matt Brunson Creative Loafing
    63
    Better than its predecessor.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Peter Canavese Groucho Reviews
    75
    Tweaks the formula with a brisker pace, and development of leading characters...and action sequences... [Blu-ray]
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Ellen MacKay Common Sense Media
    80
    A rare sequel that improves on the original.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy
    70
    There's only the one thing it does flat-out wrong: this otherwise delightful adventure-comedy has a completely meandering, aimless story.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Empire Magazine
    40
    The Rescuers' identification/memorableness factor remains second division.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • TV Guide's Movie Guide
    63
    The villain is far too malignant, the young vigilante hero seems to be a kiddie Rambo, and some of the action is quite violent, if not tasteless.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Time Out
    As for the animation, computer technology invests contemporary features with sometimes breathtaking dynamism, but outback flora being what it is, this isn't the most colourful Disney movie.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • Linda Cook Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
    80
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    40
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Alex Sandell Juicy Cerebellum
    20
    I had my first epileptic seizure while watching this film. It was more exciting than this tepid sequel.
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Steve Crum Kansas City Kansan
    60
    Passable Disney sequel.
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal
    60
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Ryan Cracknell Apollo Guide
    40
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Nell Minow Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
    60
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Jeffrey Westhoff Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
    80
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Rob Vaux Flipside Movie Emporium
    60
    Watchable and family-friendly, but don't expect the moon.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Audrey Rock-Richardson Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
    60
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • James Hill BET.com
    80
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Scott Weinberg eFilmCritic.com
    80
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Chris Hicks Deseret News, Salt Lake City
    88
    Animated adventure doesn't get more rousing than this.
    Full Review » 15 years ago