A Bug's Life Reviews

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Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A hoot. Every bit as engaging and twice as clever as Toy Story, A Bug's Life is a pure, computer-generated delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 23, 2002
While "A Bug's Life" is never less than pleasant and full of luscious Cinemascope visuals, coming on the heels of "Antz" it can't help but suffer in comparison...
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 21, 2002
Forget Antz. A Bug's Life is the computer-animated insect movie that really buzzes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
One of the great movies -- a triumph of storytelling and character development, and a whole new ballgame for computer animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
The Lawrence of Arabia of bug movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
A frolicsome and funny family film.
June 21, 2001
If my entomologist friend endorses it, well, hey! Gee whiz, go see it, by all means!
Full Review | Original Score: 5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 3, 2001
If you've seen "Antz" and liked it, you'll love "A Bug's Life." It may not have Woody Allen's dry wit...but it is the more colorful and action-packed of the two films.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
April 2, 2001
A feel-good movie I'll be revisiting on many a rainy Saturday morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 14, 2001
'Bichos' pasará a la historia de la animación como una muestra más de que la magia de Disney no se la llevó del todo el señor Katzenberg
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
What A Bug's Life demonstrates is that when it comes to bugs, the most fun ones to hang out with hang exclusively with the gang at Pixar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
A movie featuring spectacular computer animation, and which offers a real challenge to live action films. The challenge is: Why do so many directors and writers and live actors produce films with so much less character development than this cartoon does?
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 1, 2000
Will seem naggingly familiar to those who have already seen Antz!
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Clever as it is, the film lacks charm.
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
A Bug's Life has dialogue that will tire adults who were intellectually challenged by the colloquy in The Waterboy.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
The film itself, unfortunately, is a lifeless, unamusing contraption without any of the flair or excitement of, Toy Story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
Whereas Antz finds some of its edgy inspiration in Kafka by way of Woody Allen, A Bug's Life is mired comfortably in the pastel mediocrity of Gumby.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Though not as deep, philosophical or vocally star-studded as Antz, Pixar's insect nation is every bit as eye-popping, and kids who don't love it are very likely to become zealous members of some future Trenchcoat Mafia.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
There are moments of really good humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
Witty, warm and charming -- perfect holiday fare for the entire family. Just because you've seen Antz, don't pass up A Bug's Life. After seeing it, you may decide insects aren't so ikky after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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