80

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
The best kind of labor of love. A documentary made with affection and intelligence, it looks at a brief episode in the life of a cultural icon and uses it to illuminate what turns out to be a telling moment in time and in the process shed some light on the man himself.
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75

NPR

By Bob Mondello
This was an era when international travel was not yet common, and in 16mm home movies from the trip, you can see the excitement as 1940s cities burst into gaudy state welcomes for the creator of El Raton Mickey.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
While Walt and El Grupo is less than a penetrating analysis, it's more than a Mickey Mouse advertisement.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While Walt & El Grupo could use trimming, it also is visually stunning.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The result: No other studio could produce historical treasure like this from its vaults.
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70

Chicago Reader

By Andrea Gronvall
There's a trove of movie lore in this absorbing documentary.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A disappointingly superficial treatment of a fascinating historical incident.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This slickly packaged bit of Disneyana would probably work best as an attraction at Epcot.
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40

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
There’s a marked sense of retreat in this tale that’s never explored--everyone goes out of the way to remember the past through rose-colored specs.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The production values are first rate. But you will wait in vain to hear a good reason for this movie's existence.
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55 out of 100
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