(2002)

Critic Reviews

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100
Baltimore Sun
A celebration of movie-studio ohana that should warm the hearts of moviegoers everywhere.
90
Wall Street Journal
This screwball comedy about a scrappy Hawaiian kid and the rabidly destructive little alien she mistakes for a dog is powered by ferocious joy. And, remarkably, it manages to incorporate traditional Disney values, such as the sanctity of the family, in a visually bold, subversively witty package that's as far from corporate as mainstream movies get.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
The movie doesn't get all soppy at the end and is surprisingly unsentimental for a Disney animated feature. It keeps its edge and its comic zest all the way through, and although it arrives relatively unheralded, it's a jewel.
88
A quirky, welcome addition to Disney's cavalcade of animated stars.
88
New York Post
Drawing inspiration from anime and vintage Looney Toons, this beautifully drafted, offbeat charmer is hip, funny - and a bona fide heart tugger for the whole family.
75
The soundtrack is mostly Elvis tunes, and Stitch even does an adorable impersonation of the King. As Elvis might put it, you can't help falling in love with Lilo & Stitch.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Simple, sweet family fare, and a picture that extols the virtues of comradeship and community in a spunky, spirited fashion.
75
New York Daily News
The whole movie is a blast, thanks to a whip-smart script clearly written for kids and grownups alike.
75
The most original and amusing animation in recent memory. Kids will love its fantasy and adventure, and grownups should appreciate its whimsical humor.
50
Entertainment Weekly
The animation in Lilo & Stitch has an engaging retro-simple vivacity, and it's nice to see a movie for tots make use of Elvis Presley, but the story is witless and oddly defanged.
25
Here's a tiresome feature that could be made into a wonderful 20-minute film -- or, with a few adjustments, into two or three 10-minute shorts.

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