The Wild Thornberrys Movie
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

World-traveling documentary filmmakers Nigel and Marianne Thornberry have come to Africa with their family--precocious Eliza, rebellious Debbie and adopted wild child Donnie--to record a miraculous event. Once every few hundred years, as… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 20, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A pleasant enough kids flick that adults may even enjoy.

Bill Stamets
Chicago Reader

Screenwriter Kate Boutilier provides plenty of sharp patter.

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Charles Passy
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

An entertaining feature-length version of the Nickelodeon TV cartoon.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Wholesome but also has kid appeal.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

A decent soundtrack rounds off a surprisingly engaging and energetic little-kids' adventure.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Thumbs up for The Wild Thornberrys Movie.

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Splendid entertainment for the 8-12 age group and good fun for just about everyone else.

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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

Too often feels like a glorified TV episode.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Doesn't do more than expand a TV show to movie length. However, it's pleasant enough and its ecological, pro-wildlife sentiments are certainly welcome.

Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Nickelodeon's animated explorer family runs into poachers in Africa in a sometimes-fun adventure that occasionally collapses into flat, savanna-like stretches.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Careter
I loved this when I was a kid, but its only for people who know the show well like I did, but now its just an okay movie.
Bradley Wright
I loved this when I was a kid, but its only for people who know the show well like I did, but now its just an okay movie.
Michael Edwards
a fantastic to screen adaptation of the TV show
Dillon Lupky
Sorry RottenTomatoes, I did not enjoy it. My four year old cousin did though.
Luke Baldock
Just an overlong episode really. Contains nothing at all new accept a few of the voice cameos and a bigger budget. Some nice humour and family friendly action… More
Bradley J
A pleasant and very funny animated film based off of one of my favorite shows as a kid. Overall Rating: 79