Delgo (2008)

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,… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 12, 2008
DVD Release Date: August 4, 2009
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Delgo features a blend of plot elements from earlier (and superior) fantasy films, with weaker animation and dull characters.

Jane Horwitz
Washington Post

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

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Mike Scott

A dull retread. ... Not even the film's easily enchanted target audience -- that is, children -- are likely to stay under the spell for long.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

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.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

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.

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David Cornelius

How do you go ten years and not notice how lousy your script is?

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

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.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Delgo demonstrates how hard it is to create a memorable, credible-looking piece of animated entertainment.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

An unimaginative plot with dull characters that aren't as endearing or memorable as they could have been.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
Well, I couldn't not watch the greatest box-office flop of all time. Ever heard of Delgo? Probably not, it came, it went and that was all. Delgo tells the… More
Chad Roesti
Decent flick that attempts to return to the formula of 80's cartoons: Tell a decent story, remove as much actual death as possible, and have some sort of… More
Panta Oz
I really wanted to see this one... but disappointment was huge after doing it! I think that this story and the way it was set up is more for comics than for a… More
Marion Ravenwood
Proof that the more writers a film has the bigger piece of Delgo it is.