The Road to El Dorado
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Outstanding family movie mixes comedy, action, romance.
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Fresh: Though its tale of gold is not untarnished, The Road to El Dorado hits the buddy-movie mark.
- Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Rotten: Katzenberg] has plainly and wholly succumbed to the familiarity of his former employer's trademark formula.
- Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Not a comedy, not a musical, and not a kids movie. The animation is beautiful in my opinion. The plot was pretty simple. The music was great.
- fb1526363679, Friday, December 2, 2011
font=Arial]color=darkred]Tulio (Kevin Kline) and Miguel (Kenneth Branaugh) are two 16th Century Spanish con men who somehow speak in English accents and appear to have a secret gay relationship. I calls 'em as I see 'em people. Through a strange comedy of errors the boys end up marooned on a far off land with a horse in their posession as well as a mysterious map. The map leads to the unfold treasures of the mysterious fable of the city of El Dorado. They partner with a saucy native (Rosey Perez) with hips bigger than shoulders and a pining to be taken away./color]/font] font=Arial]color=darkred]Dreamworks has scored big with previous strong ink and paint outings, but 'El Dorado' seems to be a dissapointment. At times the banter between Kline and Branaugh is lively and humerous but the energy is never sustained for long. 'El Dorado' lulls unexpectadly quite often. Katzenberg created the very successful Disney animated formula, and still sticks by it regretably. 'The Iron Giant' showed originality can work, so why is no one listening?!/color]/font] font=Arial]color=darkred]The animation is surprisingly shoddy at times. The contrast between 3-D and 2-D animation is easily noticeable, unlike the work in 'Prince of Egypt'. Perez seems miscast, what with her Puerto Rican accent, and close to all the characters are poorly underwritten -- even the damn horse./color]/font] font=Arial]color=darkred]Elton John and Tim Rice buddy up after their successful pairing with the Diz' blockbuster 'The Lion King' to unlease wave after wave of senseless drivel. None of the monotonous songs are memorable, or even downright humable. After seeing these pop regurgitations it's easy to see that everyone makes a bad step. Consider this one./color]/font] font=Arial]color=darkred]'El Dorado' is an animated attempt toward the bumbling road pictures of Hope and Crosby, but this tank is too low on gas for the entire trip./color]/font] font=Arial]color=darkred]Nate's Grade: C+ /color]/font]
- mrbungle7821, Thursday, February 23, 2006