Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. There's a real gee-whiz kick to the fantasy of being the brainiest kid on the planet, and a down-to-earth quality to Jimmy and his not-so-bright, but ever-so-stalwart best buddies.
  2. A lickety-split, madly packed, roller-coaster entertainment that might almost have been designed to make you scared of how much smarter your kids are than you.
  3. 80
    A witty, well-crafted comedy that combines primal slapstick with sharp satiric banter to keep children and parents laughing together.
  4. The movie's essentially a series of high-speed, dizzying rocket chases that should keep the young'uns perfectly quiet.
  5. 75
    It doesn't have the little in-jokes that make "Shrek" and "Monsters, Inc." fun for grown-ups. But adults who appreciate the art of animation may enjoy the look of the picture.
  6. Reviewed by: Patrick Z. McGavin
    Clever and funny, with a dense surface of ideas and moods.
  7. Reviewed by: Christine Dolen
    The charm of Jimmy Neutron is that it's both futuristic enough to intrigue kids and retro enough to hook their parents.
  8. A thoroughly entertaining animated comedy that's sweet enough for the youngest moviegoers, and smart enough for the most cynical chaperone.
  9. 75
    Mixes ''Jetsons''-style futuristic hijinks with a reliable story of a boy inadvertently whisked ''over the rainbow'' to another galaxy where his mettle is tested.
  10. After Jimmy Neutron was over, I felt glassy-eyed and a little headachy. But the boy genius who accompanied me to the screening could not take his eyes off the screen. I think he's in his room right now, building a shrink ray to try out on his dad.
  11. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Moppet appeal of the present feature rests in three can't-miss concepts -- cool gadgets, the desire to see grownups disappear and space travel. Pic delivers on all three points and doesn't have to do a whole lot more.
  12. 70
    This little charmer both celebrates and kids the corny conventions of family sitcoms.
  13. 70
    For the sake of more irony--the movie is lousy with it--the precocious characters have an infantile response to the discovery that their parents are missing: all want their mommies after a night of junk-food excess.
  14. Reviewed by: Gareth Von Kallenbach
    The film is short on plot, and any form of character development, but I am sure the target audience of children will find plenty to enjoy even though most adults may find it a bit boring. All in all, Jimmy Neutron is a nice holiday diversion for the family.
  15. The movie's clatter and whiz-bang suggests more humor than there actually is.
  16. 50
    Aimed squarely at the under-6 crowd, is basically the pilot for a Nickelodeon series with an already heavily merchandised character.
  17. Inventive and intermittently amusing.
  18. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    After "Monsters, Inc.," this movie may be a bit of a letdown, but there are some scenes that will delight elementary-school-age children and older preschoolers -- notably the gross-out moments.
  19. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    A misstep or two aside, you don't have to belong to Mensa to know kids will enjoy it.
  20. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    Grownups who grew up on The Jetsons and children who, like the movie's heroes, aren't yet nine years old, should enjoy this film.
  21. Reviewed by: Dan Via
    Frenetic and uninvolving.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Nov 7, 2010
    very entertaining for a CGI movie
  2. Jul 15, 2013
    La pelicula es un desastre destaco la edicion para ser del 2001 por parte de Paramount Pictures, el tema es pesimo ademas de personajes que siempre me han parecido catastroficos. Full Review »
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    Although the plot and lead character is fair enough, I only wish the rest of the characters were as humorous as they were animated.