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Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anne Bancroft, and Val Kilmer all lend their voices to this animated fantasy adventure set in a magical world divided by fear. As two dueling civilizations prepare to unleash the dogs of war, it's up to one troubled adolescent and his unlikely friends to save their world from unspeakable destruction. Chris Kattan, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Idle, Burt Reynolds, Kelly Ripa, and Sally Kellerman co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Although the film may be too violent for kids younger than 10 and too storybook for teens, it is a tale of mythic pretensions and can be quite stunning."
‑ Jane Horwitz, Washington Post
"There isn't enough action for older children, or silly humor for younger ones; even at an hour-and-a-half, the film feels padded, and it's going to feel even slower to audiences amped up on blood-red Icees and molar-cracking Nonpareils."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"A dull retread. ... Not even the film's easily enchanted target audience -- that is, children -- are likely to stay under the spell for long."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Sleep-inducing and yet excessively violent, "Delgo" is a highly directive and bloated piece of animated sci-fi set in a fantastical world that never captures the imagination."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Just try figuring out the audience for the movie, because the violence is too much for kids under 8, while anyone over 8 will be turned off by the idiotic humor."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"The story is tedious, noisy and banal. It is also rather dark and convoluted for children, though it does have the familiar bombast of a video game."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"A few magic rocks and tepid battle scenes do little to inspire interest in the goings-on as Malcolm McDowell and Eric Idle spout villainy and punch lines, respectively."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"How do you go ten years and not notice how lousy your script is?"
‑ David Cornelius,
"The crude, not-so-state-of-the-art animation and artwork all too clearly show the film's 2001 start date."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Even though some of the action is fun and the world is imaginative, it loses points for having a horrible comic relief character that derails the fun."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"This flick is like a cheap thriller where the wisecracks always fall flat and the author couldn't be bothered to invent a new plot, so he just patches together some old ones."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"Delgo demonstrates how hard it is to create a memorable, credible-looking piece of animated entertainment."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"An unimaginative plot with dull characters that aren't as endearing or memorable as they could have been."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"As hard on the eyes as it is on the brain."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"I'm not saying it's a Christmas miracle. What I am saying is that the new animated movie 'Delgo' and 'The Bells of St. Mary's' have something in common."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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