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  • Summary: The misadventures of an arrogant, egocentric young Emperor named Kuzco, who is transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor -- the devious diva Yzma. Stranded in a jungle, Kuzco's only chance to get back home and reclaim the high life rests with a good-hearted peasant named Pacha.The misadventures of an arrogant, egocentric young Emperor named Kuzco, who is transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor -- the devious diva Yzma. Stranded in a jungle, Kuzco's only chance to get back home and reclaim the high life rests with a good-hearted peasant named Pacha. (Walt Disney Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 91
    A spry and appealing film that throws off comic sparks with aplomb.
  2. Spade and Warburton might not have made The Emperor's New Groove one of the mouse factory's all-time greatest, but they've certainly made it one of the funniest.
  3. Reviewed by: Christine Dolen
    88
    Thanks to myriad animators, the characters cavort, laugh and struggle against stunning backdrops, from lush jungles to cascading waterfalls. Groovy? Absolutely.
  4. This oddball comedy may be one of the brightest, funniest pieces of entertainment of the season.
  5. Why is The Emperor's New Groove Disney's funniest animated movie in years? Because it's the least like a Disney animated movie.
  6. Exhibits a cheeky effervescence and spunk.
  7. 40
    Suffers from a persistent case of narrative backsliding that only serves to make older members of the audience long for the days of the dwarves, beauties, and poisoned apples of Disney-yore, and younger ones squirm in their seats.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Feb 16, 2013
    10
    This is one of disneys best films, it's cartooney animation is stunning and beautiful, it has amazing voice acting, and the music is veryThis is one of disneys best films, it's cartooney animation is stunning and beautiful, it has amazing voice acting, and the music is very catchy and memorable, this is another masterpiece by disney! Expand
  2. May 4, 2015
    10
    This is gold! I laughed like an imbecile the whole time, and still do, at the very same jokes, because the movie makes you feel light andThis is gold! I laughed like an imbecile the whole time, and still do, at the very same jokes, because the movie makes you feel light and laugh comes with perfect timing. I feel terrible this movie was overlooked, and most of the fault is Disney's. Expand
  3. Feb 18, 2012
    10
    I loved this movie when I was a kid. Well, I still loving it, the jokes are fantastic, the plot is very good too, and I loved every characterI loved this movie when I was a kid. Well, I still loving it, the jokes are fantastic, the plot is very good too, and I loved every character in this movie. Expand
  4. JakeH.
    Nov 13, 2005
    9
    One of Disney's best and funniest animated films.
  5. Jun 22, 2013
    8
    I haven't seen this movie in years, but I can still envision all the hilarious scenes in this out of control movie. I loved every second ofI haven't seen this movie in years, but I can still envision all the hilarious scenes in this out of control movie. I loved every second of it. A movie that anybody can appreciate. Expand
  6. Feb 19, 2014
    7
    It's a good kids movie. Juts another creative Disney flick with good animation and fun characters, but not much more to offer than that. ButIt's a good kids movie. Juts another creative Disney flick with good animation and fun characters, but not much more to offer than that. But the kids will enjoy it. Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2014
    3
    Pixar saved Disney in the 2000s from recycling stories and themes. An enjoyable film that seems frustratingly familiar. Even with a balancedPixar saved Disney in the 2000s from recycling stories and themes. An enjoyable film that seems frustratingly familiar. Even with a balanced plot and some fresh characters, it is nothing more than an edited copy-paste of other animated films, with awful novelty value. Save your time for "Toy Story" or some Disney classic. Expand

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