Thomas and the Magic Railroad Synopsis
A girl (Mara Wilson) and her grandfather (Peter Fonda) help the talking train.
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75

Boston Globe

A train worth catching.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
An archaic rail-ride into the heart of boredom.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
This land of sweetness and light may appeal to many, but to some it is going to seem like living hell.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Something of a mess.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Has the look of a great fairy tale -- all that's missing is the tale.
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38

Chicago Tribune

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Children's films can be thrilling affairs for parents and kids. Unfortunately, this film is not likely to thrill either group.
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25

Miami Herald

Skip the movie and pick up the videos at Toys R Us.
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An inept assembly of ill-matched plot points, meandering through a production that has attractive art direction (despite the immobile...
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12

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Disheveled tripe pieced together with the good intentions.
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0

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Skin-crawlingly awful.
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Five Word Review

By LemonLemon99
May creep out little kids...

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Great Movie...

My eyes hurt

By snormandrews
Plotless, creepy, god-awful mess. A failure of epic proportions....

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 4+ Will please its many fans, but plot might confuse kids.
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