The Rugrats Movie
The Rugrats Movie (1998)

Based on the popular Nickelodeon TV series Rugrats, this is the first full-length feature animated movie to star the little tots. It's the story of diaper-clad kids, told from a baby's point- of-view, and they were one of the… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: November 20, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 30, 1999
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Charming characters; loads of fun for kids and adults.

Joe Leydon

Makes little effort to reach beyond its target audience.

Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Although it works on two levels, one thing makes it work for any age: the sense of the id unloosed.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Kids will love it, parents may not.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

The dialogue reproduces infantile idiom even as it parodies the baby talk of adults, and a touching, didactic scene involving a baby blanket that's become the object of sibling rivalry may appeal to a broad age range.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

It's a fun-filled oddity among G- rated animated movies. But some folks may conclude that the babies' creators have gone off the deep end to satisfy a '90s sensibility that favors edgy entertainment.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

The result is several steps above the clunky, offputting animation of the series' early episodes.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Those unfamiliar with the series will have a chance to marvel at Klasky and Csupo's refreshing innovations: their affectionate play with traditional presentations of 'sweet' baby behaviour and 'pretty' toddler looks.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

What is most likely to impress adults is that the world of the Rugrats is not idealized or homogenized.

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Sandra Contreras
TV Guide

Intermittently snappy and featuring slicker animation than its TV incarnation, this popular children's cartoon may satisfy its youngest fans, but it'll be a big snoozefest for the rest of the family.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
For anyone not in the know, [i]Rugrats[/i] was a highly popular cartoon series which aired on Nickelodeon in 1991 and ran through until 2004. The basic plot… More
Michael Edwards
its no masterpiece but it was pretty good
Melvin White
Tommy Pickles: Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of yum!  "An adventure for anyone who ever wore diapers." When I was a little kid, my favorite cartoon on… More
Dead Angel
"She's having a baby not a gefilte fish" - I was almost rolling on the floor laughing loudly when hearing this dialogue. This is exactly like the… More
Aj V
An okay film version of an okay kids cartoon. It's nothing special, and it's a lot like the show too. Overall, it's okay.
Bobby Hobbs
I watched this because I used to love The Rugrats cartoon on Nick. It was great, and the movie for what it was was not far behind. Real good for kids