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The Ant Bully Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The Ant Bully is a sore disappointment to anyone hoping for a turnaround to the recent downward quality spiral of animated films. In fact, this movie may represent a new nadir for 3D animation.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

July 26, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The Ant Bully won't ruin anybody's childhood. Neither is it likely to make anybody's day.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 27, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

The Ant Bully exhibits little of the humanity that characterized Pixar's 1998 arthropod adventure A Bug's Life.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

July 24, 2006
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2008
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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The Ant Bully is never less than colorful and high-energy. But it's hard to shake the feeling that we've all gone up this hill before.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

July 26, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Bruce Campbell provides a hint of carefree wiggle room when the rest of the production is controlled to within an inch of its life.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 28, 2006
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

The Ant Bully has enough poop jokes and dopey inspirational moments to win over young children for a while, but it does nothing to set itself apart.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

July 27, 2006

Isn't clever or inventive enough to make up for its repetitive and lackluster storytelling.

Full Review Source: UGO

March 24, 2007
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat

Ant Bully, though short and well voiced, is nowhere near as important or influential as it tries to make itself seem and it feels more unnecessary than anything else.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

August 8, 2006
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com

a movie where the writer and director had some neat ideas for three or four scenes, then tried to force a story to evolve around them.

Full Review Source: WaffleMovies.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 27, 2006
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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The Ant Bully, the latest computer-animated plea for interspecies understanding, provides a few moments of inventiveness and wit.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

July 27, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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The Ant Bully, in trying to match Antz or A Bug's Life, just digs itself into a big hole.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 27, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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This generic exercise in computer-generated animation may provide passable entertainment for very young children, but adults will be less than enchanted by its preachiness, talkiness and Communist Party-line political views.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 28, 2006
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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... unnecessary ...

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 28, 2006
Jeffrey E. McCants
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The film's heavyhanded lessons turn it from a fun romp through a cartoonish insect world to a predictable and preachy snoozefest.

| Original Score: 2/4

July 27, 2006
Erik Woidtke
CinemaBlend.com

Burdened by a distinctly "been there, done that" vibe that I can't imagine will generate much excitement, even with the kiddies.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 4, 2006

If your kids bully you into seeing this movie, do yourself a favor and check it out in 3D. The movie gets extra points when seen through those glasses.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3/5

July 28, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

It all seems very workaday.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2006
Sean O'Connell
Filmcritic.com

It's not that Bully bugged me. It just never managed to fly.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

August 12, 2006
Justin Chang
Variety
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The Ant Bully is lovely to look at but a headache to listen to.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 24, 2006
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
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August 12, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 12, 2006

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August 12, 2006

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September 29, 2006
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