Atlantis: The Lost Empire Synopsis
A cartographer (Michael J. Fox) and a captain (James Garner) find an undersea realm.

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Rousing in an old pulp science fiction sort of way, but the climactic scene transcends the rest, and stands by itself as one of the great...
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75

Miami Herald

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A crackling good adventure, a visually sumptuous effort.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Wesley Morris
The emphasis here is less on cuteness and romance and more on the "Raiders of the Lost Ark"-style adventure.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
A well-told, vividly imagined movie that doesn't pretend to be more than it is and doesn't lean on pop-culture references to win over its...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Unfortunately for Disney, the real obstacle confronting the submarine isn't the giant lobster. It's a foul-smelling ogre, and it's no...
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
For all its handsomeness, the movie reveals a few cobwebs beginning to gather at the conceptual edges of the Disney animations.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Has my eye, seduced by the devious and tactile delights of ''Shrek,'' already evolved in tandem with the technological leaps in computer...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Qualifies as a pleasant time-killer, but it's 20,000 leagues beneath what it might have been.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The idea that every animated feature from Disney is an instant classic officially springs a leak with the noisily disappointing Atlantis:...
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
What Atlantis gains in chills and thrills, it loses in pure emotion.
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Rated PG | For Action Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Entertaining but intense adventure for tweens and up.
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