Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 88
    Charlie, who owes an obvious debt to Chuck Jones' Wile E. Coyote, comes equipped with one of the most expressive faces in cartoon history: Bluth keeps his features-ears, snout, mouth, eyes-in constant flux, a beautiful blend of line and volume that represents the pinnacle of the animator's art. [17 Nov 1989]
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 10, 2013
    7
    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.

    Overall:
    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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  2. Nov 12, 2011
    8
    As a fan of Don Bluth's animations, I really enjoyed this film. Sure, this animated feature has some dark and really odd moments throughout, but that's what makes All Dogs Go To Heaven unique and different than other animated films. All Dogs Go To Heaven teaches younger audiences some really good morals in a subtle matter such as stealing and gambling is wrong. I do admit the story is not perfect with some unnecessary sequences (i.e. the singing big lipped alligator moment) that shouldn't be added to the movie, but you can tell that All Dogs Go To Heaven has heart, which can literally bring emotions in your eyes, especially near the ending of the film. All Dogs Go To Heaven is an entertaining and heartwarming film that can be enjoyed for the whole family. It is a must recommend for fans of Don Bluth's animations or parents who need to find films for their kids. Full Review »
  3. Oct 24, 2010
    8
    forget the critics. this movie is very entertaining.