Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie
Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie (2002)

One of the best-known stories from the Bible gets a new and decidedly playful retelling in this animated comedy, the first feature film from the creators of the popular video series VeggieTales. Archibald Asparagus (voice of Phil Vischer)… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: October 4, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jonah teaches wholesome messages to children in a funny, bouncy package.

Bruce Fretts
Entertainment Weekly

Bouncy animation and catchy songs keep the film from tasting too much like spinach.

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Megan Turner
New York Post

Spears of Afro-topped asparagus singing gospel and French-accented peas working as maitre d's at a seafood restaurant -- what's not to love?

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Entertaining, humorous take on biblical story.

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C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle

If a big musical number like 'Praise the Lord, He's the God of Second Chances' doesn't put you off, this will be an enjoyable choice for younger kids.

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Gene Seymour

You and your kids could do worse. You and your kids probably have done worse.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

The main characters tha us kids know and love disappear. We're introduced to a new cast, and they really aren't very funny or interesting.

Janice Page
Boston Globe

The movie's heart is in the right place, but all its messages of tolerance might resonate better if the Spanish-accented pirate didn't get drawn with a gold tooth and the turban-wearing Khalil wasn't an opportunistic rug merchant.

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Dave Kehr
New York Times

The animation is competent, and some of the gags are quite funny, but Jonah ... never shakes the oppressive, morally superior good-for-you quality that almost automatically accompanies didactic entertainment.

Derek Smith
Apollo Guide

A fun-filled adventure story that is certain to keep kids on the edge of their seats while teaching them important life lessons.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
IT was a very funny film even when I'm all grown up I still enjoy watching it
Bradley Wright
Jonah is honestly a childhood favorite of mine, a film that sticks true to the fun and source but also gives some great lessons. VeggieTales just knows how to… More
Thomas Bowler
not big idea's best
Dillon Lupky
I was babysitting, the kids wanted to watch it... I'm not proud of it.
danny d
great flick, good family fun and a great message attached
Juan Charqueno
a funny, heartfelt animated film that give moral lessions about compassion and mercy. and showing it the funniest and best way how! the songs are catchy and… More