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91
Portland Oregonian
A spry and appealing film that throws off comic sparks with aplomb.
90
A comic masterpiece.
90
Spade and Warburton might not have made The Emperor's New Groove one of the mouse factory's all-time greatest, but they've certainly made it one of the funniest.
88
Miami Herald
Thanks to myriad animators, the characters cavort, laugh and struggle against stunning backdrops, from lush jungles to cascading waterfalls. Groovy? Absolutely.
80
Newsweek
This is a fleet, funny family entertainment that should tickle parents as well as tykes.
80
The design of the film is wonderful, the animation everything one comes to expect from a Disney picture, and the jokes fly by so fast.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
When the Looney Tunes trademark came on the screen at the kiddie matinee of long ago, the kiddies would cheer in unison because they knew they were going to have unmitigated fun. The Emperor's New Groove evokes the same kind of spirit.
63
New York Post
Refreshingly flirts with a very un-Disney political incorrectness.
50
New York Daily News
Freewheeling and mindless.
40
L.A. Weekly
Plotwise, the movie's groove is more like a well-worn rut. Visually, too, the movie looks half-recycled.

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