Hey Arnold! The Movie
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Everyone's favorite football-headed city kid graduates from television to the big screen in this animated comedy-adventure based on the Nickelodeon TV series. Arnold (voice of Spencer Klein) and his good friend, Gerald (voice of Jamil Walker Smith), live in a tight-knit neighborhood in the middle of a big city. Like most of their neighbors, Arnold and Gerald love their community, and when they learn that Scheck (voice of Paul Sorvino), a wealthy and powerful developer, plans to buy up their neighborhood, tear down the buildings, and put up a massive shopping mall in its place, they decide… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pic has lots of charm, and parents in attendance won't feel too bored or alienated by its goings-on, while kids will lap it up."
‑ Scott Foundas, Variety
"A dull and plodding cartoon with barely enough story for a half-hour episode of the TV series."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
"A god awful closer for such a great show."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"If this silly little cartoon can inspire a few kids not to grow up to be greedy bastards, more power to it."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Apollo Guide
"Arnold's jump from little screen to big will leave frowns on more than a few faces."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"The simplistic drawing is closer to Peanuts than The Lion King, and the dialogue is strangely anachronistic."
‑ Ted Shen, Chicago Reader
"It all unfolds just about as a grownup might expect, though at a leisurely pace that makes the movie's 72 minutes seem longer."
‑ Malcolm Ritter, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Not inspired. What did you expect?"
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Hey Arnold is a film that kids and adults will enjoy."
‑ Wilson Morales, BlackFilm.com
"Amiable and good-natured stuff for younger kids, I suppose, but nothing to get hugely excited about."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The coloured pencil tones and quirky-looking characters are likeable, and the plot cuts the sentimentalism with sarky wit and minimum schmaltz."
‑ , Time Out
"A good laugh every half-hour or so is not enough for me to recommend this film to anyone who's not a fan of the TV show."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Arnold has his place on the small screen, but here his attempts to save his neighbourhood from corporate takeover seem overextended."
‑ Alan Morrison, Empire Magazine
"...This film really has no business in theatres."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Another solid addition to the Nickelodeon cinema canon."
‑ , FilmFour.com
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