The Rugrats Movie 1998

Critics score:
59 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Susan Stark, Detroit News: Read more

Anita Gates, New York Times: The pleasant surprise is that the film is a delight. Read more

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. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: What is most likely to impress adults is that the world of the Rugrats is not idealized or homogenized. Read more

Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle: Although it works on two levels, one thing makes it work for any age: the sense of the id unloosed. Read more

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Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: An embarrassingly juvenile production that would seem more at home in the midst of Saturday morning cartoons than on a big screen. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Is it bright, colorful and fast-moving? Yes. Is it for me? No. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Joe Leydon, Variety: Makes little effort to reach beyond its target audience. Read more