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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Reviews

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
September 22, 2007
The brainchild of Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis isn't immune to the problem often faced by supersize cartoons -- namely, what might be effectively clever when doled out in episodic portions tends to get diluted over the course of an expanded format.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 22, 2007
Its absurdist scenarios serve as little more than a ramshackle frame for bizarre non sequiturs, stoned pop-culture riffing, and some of the weirdest gags ever to make it into a studio-released film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Mark Holcomb
Time Out
September 22, 2007
Its running time painfully accentuates the premise's thinness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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Dana Stevens
Slate
April 13, 2007
ATHF can seem brilliantly deconstructive one moment and stupefyingly boring the next -- or to provide a more accurate ratio, it can follow five brilliant seconds with five straight minutes of boredom.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
April 13, 2007
For a production that is so dialogue-rich (and profane -- this is not for kids), Aqua Teen is also visually arresting in its desultory, whatever-sticks-to-the-wall grottiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
April 13, 2007
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters is difficult to recommend, without first knowing the sobriety of the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
April 13, 2007
It's one thing to catch Aqua Teen in 15-minute increments on TV, but sitting through a feature-length onslaught is an endurance test even for devoted viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 13, 2007
The big-screen version of the demented Cartoon Network hit is often hilarious and always surreal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 13, 2007
So insane it approaches a sort of mad brilliance, this full-length Cartoon Network spinoff must have been made with chemical enhancement in mind. Enter with a clear head at your own risk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
April 13, 2007
The writers seem to proceed from the adolescent assumption that anything that crosses their minds is automatically funny. To them, sure.
| Original Score: 2/5
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
April 13, 2007
The movie is warped, to be sure, but even fans will have to admit that the laughs are stretched pretty thin over nearly 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
April 13, 2007
Fans of Aqua Teen who couldn't wait for the next TV season? You'll likely love it. The uninitiated? It would be a lot cheaper to watch five minutes of the Cartoon Network. Save your money for some higher-quality, nonanimated fast food.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
April 13, 2007
Fittingly, the sequences when the movie actually tries to tell a story are when things bog down and fall apart. Much better is when the movie stops trying to make sense and just lets the pop-art absurdities fly.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 13, 2007
It's inconsequential, potty-mouthed, extremely silly, and -- the worst sin of all -- dead boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
April 13, 2007
Sure to please its core audience of stoner cartoon enthusiasts.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
April 12, 2007
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is clearly designed to appeal to fans of the show. For the rest of us, its appeal may be something of a stretch.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 12, 2007
Offers occasional laughs amid a jumble of pop-culture references. Despite its Borat-esque title, don't expect a coherent plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dan DeLuca
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 12, 2007
Daringly and surprisingly successfully attempts to hold viewers' interest in the (barely) animated triumvirate of Frylock, Master Shake and Meatwad for six times the length of a normal episode.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 12, 2007
To think we laughed at Boston. Then. They knew a bomb when they saw one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2007
A little of this junk-drawer fusillade goes a long way. It would have been interesting to see Maiellaro and Willis up the ante for their big-screen outing, rather than simply riffing at greater length.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 12, 2007
Aqua Teen Hunger Force tends toward arch silliness more than actual humor, a formula that's tolerable enough in 15-minute tube installments but deadly dull in this 86-minute feature.
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
April 12, 2007
If you're not among the Aqua Teen hard core, the aggressive dumbness wears out its welcome about five minutes after the lights go down.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
April 12, 2007
This feature-length expansion offers a diverting package of surreal, rude stoner- and pop culture-based humor that will delight youthful viewers while bewildering stray elders.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
April 12, 2007
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters is a work of either a profoundly transgressive genius or a goofball high on Pez and patio sealant.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
April 12, 2007
By the end, you may feel as if you've been ballroom dancing with a live, exposed electric guitar cord for an hour and a half. At peak performance, it's wired, chaotic madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 12, 2007
The film cheerfully dispenses with sanity, logic and coherence, but it's put across with irresistible energy. Once you're aboard this water slide of lunacy, all you can do is surrender to its complete, engulfing weirdness and enjoy yourself.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Eric Gwinn
Chicago Tribune
April 12, 2007
In short bursts of late-night TV, ATHF is cramp-inducingly funny. Stretched over 87 minutes, it's too much to bear. Fast food cures the munchies but makes for a terrible diet.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 12, 2007
The big question for fans is does Aqua Teen Hunger Force have enough gags and giggles to translate to 86 minutes on the big screen? And the answer is ... yeah, sort of, well, maybe. ...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
April 12, 2007
If that doesn't sound like your cup of soda, it probably isn't, and even Aqua Teen aficionados may find that, like fast-food itself, the demented brainchildren of co-creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis work best when consumed in small portions.
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
April 11, 2007
The plot can't be summarized: Let's just say that crazy s--- happens, and occasionally, you laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
April 11, 2007
Succeed[s] enough of the time to make a perversely entertaining movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
April 10, 2007
You have to give these guys this much: They remained true to their twisted vision, and that's exciting to see.
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Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
April 10, 2007
Narrative's beside the point in a movie created by two guys who gorge on pop culture's high-fat diet and regurgitate it into something approaching . . . art? Close enough.