Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. The animation is of variable quality; the story is a garbled pastiche of "Oliver Twist" and "Little Miss Marker;" the songs, including four by Charles ("Annie") Strouse, are eminently unhummable. [17 Nov 1989]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. KeenanS
    Oct 17, 2009
    It was because of the reviews of this phenomenal film that I officially stopped trusting critics. Sure, you can find reasons that it would probably offend parents because it deals with issues such as gambling, drinking, and the mafia, but All Dogs Go To Heaven has a lot of heart to it. There is no reason to miss this astonishing animated film because it's a cult classic and it teaches good moral values (Unlike today's animated garbage). A definite must-see for all ages. Full Review »
  2. Sep 5, 2014
    One of my favourite movies of my chilhood. Excellent Don Bluth's animation, the story is funny and touching, enjoyable songs and well detailed characters. Sometime I think this is the last good movie of Don Bluth, apart Anastasia, because I can see that he has put maximum effort and heart in doing. Maybe is bleak and frightening, but of course it's very entertaining Full Review »
  3. Sep 10, 2013
    To be honest, this is my least favorite Bluth film. Don't get me wrong, I still liked it.

    While it is my least favorite as a whole, it also
    has some of the best hand drawn animation of the time. The story is, for the most part, is entertaining but does feel like an overdone after school special at times.

    The characters are all great, but they more or less fall into recognisable Bluth character tropes that are in all of Bluth's films. But, this doesn't spoil the movie, it's just noticeable to those who are familiar with Bluth's work. I have never liked Burt Reynolds (looks like a failed porn star) but here, I got to say he played his role fantastically.

    All Dogs go to Heaven may be a little preachy, but at least it preaches something good and morals that are applicable regardless of your faith. This is a charming movie with some bizarre moments, but is definitely worth watching at least once.
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