Critic Consensus: Featuring a stellar voice cast, technically dazzling animation, and loads of good humor, Antz should delight both children and adults.
|Rating:||PG (for mild language and menacing action)|
|Genre:||Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Anne Bancroft, Tim Darnell, Christopher Walken, Dan Aykroyd, Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Jane Curtin, Jennifer Lopez, John Mahoney, Paul Mazursky, Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone, Eric Darnell, Woody Allen, Tim Johnson|
|Written By:||Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, Todd Alcott, Todd Alcott|
|In Theaters:||Oct 2, 1998 Wide|
|On DVD:||Mar 23, 1999|
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Critic Reviews for Antz
Kids may be puzzled by rebellious worker ants chanting Marxist slogans, but their parental guides may welcome the relief from the prevailing blandness of family films.
Visually striking and dynamically shot, this has strong characters and no shortage of incident.
The filmmakers seem to have deliberately snubbed the traditional audience for animated features.
Audience Reviews for Antz
The greatest delight of this entertaining film is to see that it has Woody Allen's fingerprints all over it, mainly in the protagonist's insecurities and neurosis, but the animation does not seem exactly fluid and natural when it comes to its wooden-faced, stiff-looking characters.
Brilliant animated feature, Antz is a fun, entertaining picture that is a must watch for viewers of all ages. What makes the film work so well is the varied cast of talented voice actors who bring great characters alive, and it is elevated with a great story and stunning animation. I heavily enjoyed the film, and though it was a worthy film to watch, And what's great about the film, is that it wasn't made by Pixar, and it just goes to show that other studios have managed to get animated magic as well with their features. Antz is a well made feature, a film that looks stunning, and is fun to look at and enjoy. The story is engaging as well, and the cast, like I stated is wonderful, and they each bring some terrific voice acting to the roles they portray, and it's what makes the film really stand out among other animated features. If you're a genre fan, you'll surely love this one. The film may not be a Pixar feature, but it nonetheless succeeds at capturing the viewer's attention due to a fine story, terrific animation and enough humor to appeal to viewers of all ages or anyone looking for a fine animated comedy. Antz works well on many levels, it's a film that manages to succeed on nearly every level and with its cast of voice actors, and they manage to give much more depth to the film, as well as having an entertaining and humorous visual sense that make Antz a film that is well worth your time, and it is a film that ranks among the finest computer animated features ever made. If you're a fan of animated films, give Antz a shot, it's a visually striking feature with terrific storytelling, and effective voice performances to really make this an enjoyable and highly memorable feature.
Many adult themes are presented in this film; that's what makes it great. The story itself is a good and keeps the audience engaged. This isn't your typical animated film. It's dark, violent, and at times even depressing. It's more deep and not very childish, but that is what makes it stand out.
|Z:||[as face on penny appears] Who the hell is that?|
|Bala:||Z, I've gotta help my Mom!|
|Z:||Don't worry, I know almost exactly what I'm doing!|
|Bala:||Labor? What you YOU know about labor? How would YOU feel if you were expected to give birth every 10 seconds for the rest of your life?|
|Azteca:||Labor? What you know about labor? How would you feel if you were expected to give birth every 10 seconds for the rest of your life?|
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