50

Washington Post

The battles are boring and the jokes as flat as old 7-Up, but the film's color palette and creatures -- from teeny buzzing critters to a monster that looks like a giant dust mite -- offer a lot to see. It's just not enough to save the convoluted story.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
Delgo is blocky and hastily coloured in. Characters are stiff; there is little variety in movement. It's a cheapo product ideally suited for a Saturday-morning pyjama vigil in front of a small screen. And the film suffers from a poverty of imagination to boot.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Delgo demonstrates how hard it is to create a memorable, credible-looking piece of animated entertainment.
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40

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Too leaden for adults and too baffling for kids.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The story is tedious, noisy and banal. It is also rather dark and convoluted for children, though it does have the familiar bombast of a video game.
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30

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Delgo is a dud.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
A few magic rocks and tepid battle scenes do little to inspire interest in the goings-on as Malcolm McDowell and Eric Idle spout villainy and punch lines, respectively.
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20

Village Voice

You'll just wonder why this isn't a video game you can actually play.
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20

Los Angeles Times

It says plenty about how torpid the storytelling in Delgo is that the end credits are probably the best thing in the film.
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16

Entertainment Weekly

Too grim for kids and too dumb for grown-ups.
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27 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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