Cool World Reviews

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Karina Montgomery
June 24, 2004

nice animation & design but - shudder

| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
April 11, 2004

Critics often use the word 'incomprehensible' when referring to a poorly constructed movie, but nowhere is this assessment more accurate than in the case of Cool World.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
March 7, 2004

Although director Ralph Bakshi's imagination is certainly present, Cool World is too full of itself to create any magic.

Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 21, 2004

Unfortunately, the film doesn't have much else to offer beyond narrative incoherence and bad acting.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 21, 2004

One of my favorite movies that I didn't like.

| Original Score: 2/5
Jesse Hassenger
December 5, 2003

Here's hoping cartoons and noir will meet again on another, more auspicious, day.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 18, 2003

Both the live and animated characters are equally uninteresting.

| Original Score: 1/5
Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
May 21, 2003

Mr. Bakshi's skill as an animator continues to outshine his judgment about subject matter.

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
April 14, 2003

Wanted to be the next Roger Rabbit. Turned out to be a watered down 'Fritz the Cat.'

| Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
December 30, 2002

Occasionally hints at being something great that was hacked down to size in both budget and time.

| Original Score: 2/5
Dragan Antulov
August 22, 2002

A huge disappointment.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 26, 2002

Mommy! Mommy! Make the bad man stop!

| Original Score: 0/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000

What Bakshi has come up with is merely a one-joke movie -- and it's a dirty joke.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000

Telling you that I liked Ralph Bakshi's Cool World a whole lot more than I expected to isn't really saying a whole lot for the movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

What are the rules anyway?

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

A surprisingly incompetent film.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000

There are a few clever little satires on other animated films and perhaps a good line or two, but the incoherent story just is not very interesting.

Michael Dequina
January 8, 2005

| Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 13, 2004

| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004

| Original Score: 1/5
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