The Road to El Dorado

The Road to El Dorado

The Road to El Dorado

Two conmen head to El Dorado in search of treasure in this big budget animated Dreamworks affair. Stars Kevin Kline and features narration and music by Elton John.

After finding a map to the lost City of Gold, El Dorado, swindlers Tulio (Kline) and Miguel (Kenneth Branagh) stow away in one of Spanish explorer Cortez's ships headed towards the city. The pair end up lost at sea, but eventually arrive at their destination. There, a priest (Armand Assante) proclaims them to be gods in a scheme to win control of the city for himself, while a beautiful girl, Chel (Rosie Perez), helps them with their plan.

2000Rating: G89 minsUSADreamWorks Animation
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The Road to El Dorado / Reviews

CNN

CNN

Brings nothing new to the table of animation magic.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Half of the film is brisk and fun, but the remainder seems muddled and predictable...

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BBC

BBC

It's a bright and enjoyable tale... so good that, at times, you forget it's animated at all.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Fun to watch in ways that most recent cartoons aren't.

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Variety

Variety

...a strained and pallid concoction that won't fire the collective imaginations of modern children.

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Total Film

Total Film

Lush animation and standard storytelling are enlivened by camp heroes, veiled references to sex "n" drugs and a sprinkling of decent gags. Just make sure you schedule toilet breaks for the songs, or you'll be heading for them anyway - to be sick.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Little more than a sanitized blend of nonsense and adventure and just a teeny bit of romance, interspersed with the occasional pop song.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

...instead of improving on the Disney animation experience, El Dorado proves to be inferior in every way. Hell, forget Disney - even as a stand-alone animated feature, El Dorado leaves a lot to be desired.

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