Carries its ambitions with an easy grace, expanding the art of animation to fresh ground without losing sight of the silly fun we love cartoons for.
- Entertainment Weekly
The film's direction, by Hendel Butoy and Mike Gabriel, is spectacularly inventive even when not fully appropriate to either the film's subject or the very young viewers it can be expected to attract.
Janet Maslin - New York Times
A gorgeously drawn myth made for plucky children and very brave mice.
Rita Kempley - Washington Post
The flight sequence and many of the other action scenes in this new Disney animated feature create an exhilaration and freedom that are liberating. And the rest of the story is fun, too.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
This sort-of sequel to the 1977 hit The Rescuers boasts reasonably solid production values and fine character voices. Too bad they're set against such a mediocre story that adults may duck.
Variety Staff - Variety
Better than its predecessor.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
Tweaks the formula with a brisker pace, and development of leading characters...and action sequences... [Blu-ray]
Peter Canavese - Groucho Reviews
A rare sequel that improves on the original.
Ellen MacKay - Common Sense Media
There's only the one thing it does flat-out wrong: this otherwise delightful adventure-comedy has a completely meandering, aimless story.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
The Rescuers' identification/memorableness factor remains second division.
- Empire Magazine
The villain is far too malignant, the young vigilante hero seems to be a kiddie Rambo, and some of the action is quite violent, if not tasteless.
- TV Guide's Movie Guide
As for the animation, computer technology invests contemporary features with sometimes breathtaking dynamism, but outback flora being what it is, this isn't the most colourful Disney movie.
- Time Out
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
I had my first epileptic seizure while watching this film. It was more exciting than this tepid sequel.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
Passable Disney sequel.
Steve Crum - Kansas City Kansan
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Ryan Cracknell - Apollo Guide
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Watchable and family-friendly, but don't expect the moon.
Rob Vaux - Flipside Movie Emporium
Audrey Rock-Richardson - Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
James Hill - BET.com
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Animated adventure doesn't get more rousing than this.
Chris Hicks - Deseret News, Salt Lake City