The Road to El Dorado
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Tulio and Miguel, a pair of two-bit con men, believe they have found their path to fortune and glory when they win a map to El Dorado, the legendary City of Gold. There's only one problem they've wound up locked in the brig on a ship of the Spanish explorer Cortes. After a daring escape, with the help of a clever war horse named Altivo, they manage to stumble onto El Dorado only to find their troubles are just beginning. The High Priest Tzekel-Kan proclaims them to be gods, plotting to use their fortuitous arrival to take power from the Chief. To sustain the ruse and get the gold,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Engaging children's entertainment."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"[Kline's and Branagh's] shared timing is so good it whets the appetite for further adventures."
‑ Robert Horton,
"Outstanding family movie mixes comedy, action, romance."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"I expected to have a lot more fun...than I did, which is a shame. I think it's going to fall quickly by the wayside."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Immerses the viewer with vivid color and awe-inspiring artwork from the first frame."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"The animation is uninspiring and brings nothing new to the table of animation magic."
‑ Paul Clinton (,
"It's not cute enough for kids, not clever enough for adults. It's gorgeous but curiously dull."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"It's a shame that a film with such talent and imagery behind it ended up being ultimately a waste of time..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The less you know about history, the better your chances of enjoying this movie . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Movie Gurus
"The filmmakers want an epic feel to the film, but they provide neither context nor dimension to the people of El Dorado themselves."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"Bright and zesty."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"This trip down The Road to El Dorado proceeds under the speed limit all the way."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Suffers from demographic schizophrenia."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"El Dorado is not striking or groundbreaking, but it's accomplished enough."
‑ Jeanne Aufmuth, Palo Alto Weekly
"As good as most recent post-Katzenberg Disney films, and certainly -- with its stylised characterisation and bursts of witty dialogue -- a great deal better than the Mouse's turgid mega-budget epic Dinosaur."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Sight and Sound
More reviews for The Road to El Dorado on Rotten Tomatoes

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