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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. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    91
    This joyous romp is no mere new groove, it's a live wire -- 110 volts of pure holiday cheer.
  2. A delightful, effervescent morality tale for children conveyed with such wit and sophistication that adults are likely to be enchanted as well.
  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. Why is The Emperor's New Groove Disney's funniest animated movie in years? Because it's the least like a Disney animated movie.
  5. This oddball comedy may be one of the brightest, funniest pieces of entertainment of the season.
  6. 70
    Exciting, clever sequences driven by surprisingly little plot and culminating in a climax full of the transmogrification animation was invented for.
  7. Reviewed by: David Chute
    40
    Plotwise, the movie's groove is more like a well-worn rut. Visually, too, the movie looks half-recycled.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Mar 1, 2014
    10
    I really enjoyed this movie. I loved yzma. She made me laugh the entire movie. It so retard and hilarious. I have no idea how the writers cameI really enjoyed this movie. I loved yzma. She made me laugh the entire movie. It so retard and hilarious. I have no idea how the writers came up with the story for this movie Expand
  2. Oct 4, 2010
    10
    This film is laugh out loud hilarious! The script is brilliant and the storyline works in perfectly with the humour. Yzma and Kronk make oneThis film is laugh out loud hilarious! The script is brilliant and the storyline works in perfectly with the humour. Yzma and Kronk make one of the funniest duos ever brought to the screen and I'm surprised this film didn't get more attention than it received! 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. Oct 5, 2011
    8
    "The Emperor's New Groove" is a bright, cheerful movie that will excite the audience, old and young alike, with its undeniable thrills and adventures.
  6. 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
  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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