Oliver & Company
Oliver & Company (1988)

This animated musical retells Dickens's Oliver Twist amongst animals in New York City, with Oliver as an innocent kitten who joins a gang of law-breaking dogs. When Oliver is adopted by a wealthy young woman, the gang's evil human… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 18, 1988
DVD Release Date: May 14, 2002
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Oliver & Company is a decidedly lesser effort in the Disney canon, with lackluster songs, stiff animation, and a thoroughly predictable plot.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The animation is fairly unexciting though serviceable, and the overall mystification of class difference would probably have made Dickens shudder, but kids should find this tolerable enough.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

The film offers a fanciful, lush urban setting, unusual for Disney animated features, and a couple of good songs.

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James Plath
Family Home Theater

At just 74 minutes, Oliver and Company is one of the shortest full-length features from Disney, but there's a lot packed into it. While no one will ever mistake Oliver and Company for one of the Disney's golden oldies, it's still doggone entertaining.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Even as a cartoon poodle, Bette Midler stops the show.

Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Despite three screenwriters and 13 names credited for the story, the script quickly sinks into a predictable 'girl-meets-pet, girl-loses-pet, girl-and -pet-reunite' sap-trap.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Suffers from a rote storyline and flat animation.

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Time Out

Much cornball adventure ensues, punctuated by healthy helpings of singing, dancing and general merriment.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Take the kids. Have fun.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Can't compete with Disney classics, but still fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A harmless modern retelling of Dickens' story with the setting shifted to late 1980s New York City and not a glimpse of the social commentary found in the… More
Aj V
Most people think Disney didn't have any good movies in the 80s, but hey, this was a good movie! It's got a lot of good songs, good actors doing the… More
Daniel Mumby
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth, and many commentators have speculated as to the reasons for his staying power as an… More
MisterYoda ?
not interested
Jim Careter
Unoriginal and boring alot, but most of the times it can be charming and good for kids.
Lafe Fredbjornson
Garsh, what a forgettable Disney picture. Sure, it has a song by Billy Joel and a New York City traffic jumping scene, but it just wasn't very involving.… More