Alpha and Omega 2010

Critics score:
16 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: As with any movie, this kids' film is only as good as its writing -- the jokes, the cute bits, the heart. And that's where Alpha and Omega comes up short. Read more

Mary F. Pols, MSN Movies: ... funny, sweet but occasionally befuddling ... it is all perfectly average, nicely animated, appealingly located entertainment ... Read more

Mike Hale, New York Times: Has old-fashioned backgrounds that occasionally achieve a touch of grandeur, but that's about the best that can be said for it. Read more

Nick Schager, Time Out: A dog in wolf's clothing, Lionsgate's drab, anthropomorphic animal saga does little more than reconfirm the preeminence of Pixar. Read more

Tom Keogh, Seattle Times: It's always hard not to think of classic Disney as the standard for a film like this. Using that yardstick, Crest Animation/Lionsgate's Alpha and Omega is far from an emotionally rich, fulfilling experience. Read more

Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic: An animated flick that doesn't leave much of an impression. It's even difficult to recall what happened once it's over because it's so slight and sluggish. Read more

Tom Russo, Boston Globe: Unfortunately, none of these conflicts or predicaments is particularly compelling, and the unevenness of the visuals doesn't help. Read more

Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine: The 3D allows for bold, deep shots that swoop over cliffs and waterfalls, but can't distract from the wolves' clotted fur, which looks a decade behind the textures Pixar created for Toy Story 3. Read more

Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly: Underwhelming in the style of most off-brand CG, Alpha and Omega is livened by pretty Rocky Mountain backdrops and leadened by stock characters and the wolves' weirdly prissy behavior. Read more

Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter: Even with a terrific voice cast, this animated romantic adventure is hit-and-miss. Read more

Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times: The story comes off as patchwork, with a climax cribbed from The Lion King and odd musical sequences that seem inspired by …ahem, classic Mariah Carey. It's not quite the vision of love intended. Read more

Vadim Rizov, L.A. Weekly: Someday they'll make an animated movie in which carnivorous animals actually kill and eat their prey; until then, we're stuck with the likes of Alpha and Omega. Read more

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Kyle Smith, New York Post: It's an ugly, laughless 3-D cartoon about wolves that is so wussified and stupidified that it'll bore kids and make their adult minders wish they'd done something comparatively interesting, like cleaning the gutters in the rain. Read more

Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle: There may be a few questions from the kids on the ride home, but this is an otherwise harmless and mostly forgettable entry into the bulging 3-D animation marketplace. Read more

Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail: After preliminary special-effects high jinks -- wolves bobsledding a hollow log down a twisty mountain run -- Alpha and Omega kicks into An Important Life Lesson. Read more

Scott Bowles, USA Today: Alpha and Omega is one of those rarities in the modern era of Hollywood animation: bad. Read more

Andrew Barker, Variety: Not without charm and bearing easy appeal to very young viewers. Read more

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post: Alpha and Omega, an unambitious 3-D animation about a couple of young wolves in love, isn't so much howlingly bad as it is howlingly boring. Read more