The Ant Bully Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Cute animated movie with a message for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 26, 2007
It's a fun adventure fantasy, and I was never bored...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
August 25, 2007
While the animation, particularly in the action set pieces, is indeed well done, it's nothing revolutionary nor imaginative that stands out from the rest in this CG-feature-a-week marketplace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2007
Isn't clever or inventive enough to make up for its repetitive and lackluster storytelling.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
One of those animated features you can enjoy even without a kid by your side.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 8, 2006
It's imaginative and amusing with its engaging characters and nicely crafted animation, even though the ants themselves are visually the least interesting ... Uplifting and bright.
Roger Tennis
September 6, 2006
Ten year old Lucas Nickle ( the voice of Zach Tyler Eisen) stomps an anthill after an encounter with neighborhood bullies. With the help of a magic potion, the ants shrink the boy down to their size. The insects are about to get even and Lucas will learn
| Original Score: 3/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
August 31, 2006
...this visually arresting story of a young geek's friendship with some enterprising ants isn't as compelling in the script department.
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
August 31, 2006
The film acknowledges that faith is an important part of our social fabric, and if the film has any moral lessons to pass on, it implicitly roots them in a spiritual foundation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 30, 2006
The new computer-animated movie, "The Ant Bully," knows a few things about bullies, most of which we already know--all of which bear repeating.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 23, 2006
Even without too much sentimentality, and without any musical numbers, this is a fun-filled animated masterpiece that should only be seen in 3-D and on a 70-foot screen.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
August 12, 2006
Kiddie-friendly toilet humour, a whiff of suspense and familiar voice actors make it passably entertaining, but there's little warmth or emotional satisfaction to be had from its cynical characters.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2006
Besides keeping us entertained and occasionally thrilled, there's a nice sense that the film is actually saying something.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
August 12, 2006
Enjoyable, brightly animated adventure with strong characters, superb gags and a script that isn't afraid to throw in a spot of political subtext.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
August 12, 2006
Writer-director John A Davis has one or two nice touches, but the film is disposable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean O'Connell
August 12, 2006
It's not that Bully bugged me. It just never managed to fly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
August 12, 2006
Just another bug movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
August 12, 2006
It all seems very workaday.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine
August 12, 2006
As kiddie entertainment it works well, with simple humour and lots of action. But there's not a lot to appeal to any accompanying adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2006
It does have a spunky pace and the clever humor Davis' team brought to the Jimmy Neutron movie and TV series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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