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83
Entertainment Weekly
A lickety-split, madly packed, roller-coaster entertainment that might almost have been designed to make you scared of how much smarter your kids are than you.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
It doesn't have the little in-jokes that make "Shrek" and "Monsters, Inc." fun for grown-ups. But adults who appreciate the art of animation may enjoy the look of the picture.
75
Boston Globe
Mixes ''Jetsons''-style futuristic hijinks with a reliable story of a boy inadvertently whisked ''over the rainbow'' to another galaxy where his mettle is tested.
75
New York Daily News
A thoroughly entertaining animated comedy that's sweet enough for the youngest moviegoers, and smart enough for the most cynical chaperone.
75
Clever and funny, with a dense surface of ideas and moods.
75
Miami Herald
The charm of Jimmy Neutron is that it's both futuristic enough to intrigue kids and retro enough to hook their parents.
60
The film is short on plot, and any form of character development, but I am sure the target audience of children will find plenty to enjoy even though most adults may find it a bit boring. All in all, Jimmy Neutron is a nice holiday diversion for the family.
50
Inventive and intermittently amusing.
50
After "Monsters, Inc.," this movie may be a bit of a letdown, but there are some scenes that will delight elementary-school-age children and older preschoolers -- notably the gross-out moments.
50
New York Post
Aimed squarely at the under-6 crowd, is basically the pilot for a Nickelodeon series with an already heavily merchandised character.
50
Baltimore Sun
A misstep or two aside, you don't have to belong to Mensa to know kids will enjoy it.

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