The Road to El DoradoMarch 31, 2000
Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Release Year: 2000
Rating: 6.5/10 (17,422 voted)
Critic's Score: 51/100
Stars: Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Rosie Perez
The story is about two swindlers who get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado while pulling off some sort of scam. Their plan goes bad and the rogues end up lost at sea after a number of misfortunes. Oddly enough, they end up on the shores of El Dorado and are worshiped by the natives for their foreign appearance.
Writers: Terry Rossio, Ted Elliott
Edward James Olmos
They came for the gold… they stayed for the adventure
DreamWorks SKG |
Release Date: 31 March 2000
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $12,846,652
(2 April 2000)
(25 June 2000)
Did You Know?
Tzekel-Kan's sacred book contains a picture of a man fishing from the moon, a parody of the Dreamworks logo.
All of the Spaniards – Cortez, Tulio, and Miguel – immediately speak the same language as the inhabitants of El Dorado, when in fact the natives would not have known Spanish.
Come on, baby! Papa needs that crappy map!
People are Missing the Most Important Point.
Of course, i was missing it too, until about fifteen minutes
Okay — the title is "THE ROAD TO El Dorado" Hands up, everyone with whom
that rings a bell.
Okay — its stars are two fast-talking con men who get out of trouble by
faking fights with each other,and who *almost* play pattycake at a
Still no bells ringing?
How about if i point out that, at one point, our heroes' images are briefly
morphed into the faces of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby for about two
This is a tribute to/animated version of those hilarious (if you're in the
right frame of mind) "B" comedies starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby (and
Dorothy Lamour in a sarong — does Chel look any more familiar, now?), all
of which were entitled "The Road to…" somewhere or other.
Nothing in them was meant to be taken seriously, and very little in this
I have to agree with a number of reviewers who say, with varying degrees of
indignation, that this is not a kids' film.
It wasn't meant to be. It was meant to ba a general-audience, PG-rated
WILL you people PLEASE get it through your heads that "animated" does not,
necessarily, equal "kids' movie"?
Animation is just another film-making technique, to be used to make any kind
of film the animator wants to make, and if you think that animation is
automatically for kids, check out… oh, say… "Akira" or "Fantastic
Planet" or "Heavy Metal".
"Road to El Dorado" is an excellent all-ages film, (with the caveat that is
IS a PG-rated one, and that you ought to think about what you want your kids
to watch) and anyone who sees anything bad or prurient in the scenes that
everyone has been complaining about should take a close look at