Dora and the Lost City of Gold 0.0 stars

Dora and the Lost City of Gold movie poster

What an uncomfortably odd experience it is being the only one in the auditorium not in on the joke. Prior to last Saturday morning’s packed kiddie show, the closest I had come to Dora the Explorer was when her costumed likeness — making the rounds at the San Diego Latino Film Festival — accidentally backed over my foot. A favorable comparison to Dora’s first live-action theatrical foray seems in order; the pain incurred from that trampling was much shorter-lived. At least Isabela Moner is perfectly cast as the overbearingly buoyant pre-teen archaeologist voted “least desirable prodigy to take on a road trip.” An exercise in staring at a screen, Dora the Explorer left Scott the Scrutinizer little to work with. Not suitable for anyone over the age of seven, if by some chance the kids corral you into this Jumanji rip-off, at least see it all the way through the spirited, semi-reparative closing credits number. With Eva Longoria and Michael Peña as the most negligent parental units this side of Home Alone. 2019.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall, 760-945-1365 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:45pm

Wednesday, August 21

4:15pm, 6:45pm

Thursday, August 22

4:15pm, 6:45pm

Friday, August 23

2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm, 9:55pm

Saturday, August 24

2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm, 9:55pm

Sunday, August 25

2:35pm, 5:10pm, 7:45pm

Monday, August 26

4:45pm, 6:45pm

Tuesday, August 27

2:35pm, 5:10pm, 7:45pm

Wednesday, August 28

4:45pm, 6:45pm

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:20pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:45am, 2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:20pm

Thursday, August 22

11:45am, 2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:20pm

Friday, August 23

11:20am, 2:25pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm, 9:55pm

Wednesday, August 21

2:45pm, 5:30pm, 8:20pm

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

3:00pm, 4:05pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday, August 21

3:00pm, 4:05pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

Thursday, August 22

3:00pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

Friday, August 23

12:15pm

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

1:45pm, 4:15pm, 7:00pm

Wednesday, August 21

4:30pm, 7:15pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:15pm

Wednesday, August 21

2:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:15pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

12:30pm, 3:15pm, 6:30pm

Wednesday, August 21

3:15pm, 6:30pm

Thursday, August 22

2:00pm, 4:25pm, 6:30pm, 9:00pm

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

12:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:05pm, 9:55pm

Wednesday, August 21

1:30pm, 4:15pm, 6:50pm

Thursday, August 22

1:30pm, 4:15pm, 6:50pm

Friday, August 23

1:45pm, 4:25pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm

Saturday, August 24

11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:25pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm

Sunday, August 25

11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:25pm, 7:15pm

Monday, August 26

1:30pm, 4:15pm, 6:55pm

Tuesday, August 27

11:45am, 1:45pm, 4:25pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm

Wednesday, August 28

1:30pm, 4:15pm, 6:55pm

AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA, 951-699-4970 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

1:35pm, 4:35pm, 7:05pm

Wednesday, August 21

1:35pm, 4:45pm, 6:45pm

Thursday, August 22

1:35pm, 4:45pm, 6:45pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

1:15pm, 4:35pm, 6:55pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, August 21

9:45am, 1:15pm, 4:35pm, 6:45pm, 8:50pm

Thursday, August 22

9:55am, 12:55pm, 5:30pm

Friday, August 23

10:00am, 12:30pm, 5:15pm

Saturday, August 24

10:00am, 12:30pm, 5:15pm

Sunday, August 25

10:00am, 12:30pm, 5:15pm

Monday, August 26

10:00am, 12:30pm, 5:15pm

Tuesday, August 27

10:00am, 12:30pm, 5:15pm

Wednesday, August 28

10:00am, 12:30pm, 5:15pm

Thursday, August 29

10:00am, 12:30pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

1:30pm, 4:15pm, 9:15pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:40pm, 9:30pm

Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 760-603-8638 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

1:30pm, 4:25pm, 7:15pm, 9:50pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:45am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm

Thursday, August 22

11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:40pm, 8:00pm

Friday, August 23

10:00am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 9:00pm

Saturday, August 24

10:00am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 9:00pm

Sunday, August 25

10:00am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 9:00pm

Monday, August 26

12:40pm, 4:00pm, 7:40pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, August 27

12:45pm, 4:00pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, August 28

12:45pm, 4:00pm, 6:50pm, 9:25pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

1:45pm, 2:10pm, 4:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:30pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:00am, 11:40am, 1:45pm, 2:10pm, 4:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:30pm

Thursday, August 22

11:00am, 11:40am, 1:45pm, 2:10pm, 4:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:30pm

Friday, August 23

11:30am, 1:55pm, 4:20pm, 6:45pm, 9:10pm

Saturday, August 24

11:30am, 1:55pm, 4:20pm, 6:45pm, 9:10pm

Sunday, August 25

11:30am, 1:55pm, 4:20pm, 6:45pm, 9:10pm

Monday, August 26

11:30am, 1:55pm, 4:20pm, 6:45pm, 9:10pm

Tuesday, August 27

11:30am, 1:55pm, 4:20pm, 6:45pm, 9:10pm

Wednesday, August 28

11:30am, 1:55pm, 4:20pm, 6:45pm, 9:10pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

2:05pm, 4:45pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:25am, 2:05pm, 4:45pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, August 22

11:25am, 2:05pm, 4:10pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Friday, August 23

11:40am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Saturday, August 24

11:40am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Sunday, August 25

11:40am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Monday, August 26

11:40am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Tuesday, August 27

11:40am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Wednesday, August 28

11:40am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Thursday, August 29

11:40am, 2:20pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

2:15pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:30am, 2:15pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

Thursday, August 22

11:30am, 2:15pm, 4:50pm, 7:45pm

Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-465-3040 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

1:25pm, 3:45pm, 6:05pm, 8:25pm, 10:40pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:00am, 1:25pm, 3:45pm, 6:05pm, 8:25pm, 10:45pm

Thursday, August 22

11:00am, 1:25pm, 3:45pm, 6:05pm, 8:25pm, 10:45pm

Friday, August 23

10:40am, 1:10pm, 3:45pm, 6:10pm, 8:00pm, 10:45pm

Saturday, August 24

10:40am, 1:10pm, 3:45pm, 6:10pm, 8:00pm, 10:45pm

Sunday, August 25

10:40am, 1:10pm, 3:45pm, 6:10pm, 8:00pm, 10:45pm

Monday, August 26

11:30am, 1:50pm, 4:15pm, 7:10pm, 10:20pm

Tuesday, August 27

11:30am, 1:50pm, 4:15pm, 7:10pm, 10:20pm

Wednesday, August 28

11:30am, 1:50pm, 4:15pm, 7:10pm, 10:20pm

Thursday, August 29

11:30am, 1:50pm, 4:15pm, 7:10pm, 10:20pm

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 858-274-9994 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

12:40pm, 3:00pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm, 9:55pm

Wednesday, August 21

10:25am, 12:40pm, 3:00pm, 5:15pm, 7:30pm, 9:55pm

Thursday, August 22

10:25am, 12:40pm, 3:00pm, 5:15pm

Friday, August 23

10:25am, 12:45pm, 3:05pm, 5:25pm, 7:50pm, 10:10pm

Saturday, August 24

10:25am, 12:45pm, 3:05pm, 5:25pm, 7:50pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, August 25

10:25am, 12:45pm, 3:05pm, 5:25pm, 7:50pm, 10:10pm

Monday, August 26

10:25am, 12:45pm, 3:05pm, 5:25pm, 7:50pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, August 27

10:25am, 12:45pm, 3:05pm, 5:25pm, 7:50pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, August 28

10:25am, 12:45pm, 3:05pm, 5:25pm, 7:50pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, August 29

10:25am, 12:45pm, 3:05pm, 5:25pm, 7:50pm, 10:10pm

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:20pm, 9:10pm

Wednesday, August 21

12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:50pm, 9:30pm

Thursday, August 22

12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:50pm, 9:30pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

12:45pm, 2:05pm, 3:45pm, 4:40pm, 7:15pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:30am, 12:15pm, 2:05pm, 2:40pm, 4:40pm, 5:20pm, 7:15pm, 7:55pm, 10:35pm

Thursday, August 22

11:45am, 12:15pm, 2:40pm, 5:45pm, 7:55pm, 10:35pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

1:00pm, 3:40pm, 6:30pm

Wednesday, August 21

1:00pm, 3:40pm, 6:30pm

Thursday, August 22

1:00pm, 3:40pm, 6:30pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

1:25pm, 2:25pm, 3:50pm, 4:50pm, 6:15pm, 7:15pm, 8:45pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:00am, 1:35pm, 2:35pm, 4:10pm, 5:10pm, 6:35pm, 7:35pm, 9:00pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

12:45pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:35pm, 6:15pm, 7:15pm, 9:05pm, 9:55pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:25am, 12:45pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:35pm, 6:15pm, 7:15pm, 9:05pm, 9:55pm

Thursday, August 22

11:25am, 12:35pm, 2:00pm, 3:10pm, 4:35pm, 5:45pm, 7:00pm, 9:15pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

2:45pm, 6:00pm, 9:15pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:45am, 2:45pm, 6:00pm, 9:15pm

Thursday, August 22

11:45am, 2:45pm, 6:00pm, 9:15pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

12:55pm, 2:20pm, 3:30pm, 4:55pm, 7:30pm, 10:05pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:45am, 12:55pm, 2:20pm, 3:30pm, 4:55pm, 7:30pm, 10:05pm

Thursday, August 22

11:45am, 12:55pm, 2:20pm, 3:30pm, 4:55pm, 7:30pm, 10:05pm

Friday, August 23

11:40am, 2:15pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:00pm

Saturday, August 24

11:40am, 2:15pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:00pm

Sunday, August 25

11:40am, 2:15pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:00pm

Monday, August 26

11:40am, 2:15pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, August 27

11:40am, 2:15pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, August 28

11:40am, 2:15pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:00pm

Thursday, August 29

11:40am, 2:15pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:00pm

South Bay Drive In

2170 Coronado Avenue, San Diego, 619-423-2727 | Directions

Tuesday, August 20

10:25pm

Wednesday, August 21

10:25pm

Thursday, August 22

10:25pm

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