Space Jam Reviews

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Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
August 9, 2002
Pitiful live-action/animation mix proves only that MJ can't act and that Coca Cola can peddle its advertising to children in the form of a 90-minute sham.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
It's the first time either Jordan or Bugs has had a starring role on the big screen. It's gimmicky Saturday-morning cartoon wackiness in your face -- funny, but brain-deadening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
O erro mais grave dos roteiristas foi confundir a identidade do verdadeiro astro do filme: a história deveria girar em torno de Pernalonga, e não de Michael Jordan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
The negatives in this film far outweigh any of the positives.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Space Jam is no Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but it works well enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
How sad that a brilliant comic creation like Bugs Bunny has to ride shotgun with a wooden basketball star, all to provide a set of collector's cups.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Gregory Lewis
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
What delights is the interaction between Jordan and our favorite cartoon characters. Appearances by Larry Bird and Bill Murray add nice touches, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Jordan has immense likability, and his extraordinary talents need no further adulation.

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
First-rate popcorn movie: undemanding, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
I think the show is good fun, and I believe your family will too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Space Jam is, perhaps, best viewed as a 'package,' something put together by agents and dealmakers rather than filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This movie, which could just as easily be called The Michael Jordan Worship Show, plays like a 90-minute homage to His Airness, selling his every virtue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Milo Miles
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The climactic game in Space Jam goes slack repeatedly.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Why do we have to have jokes about spitting and flatulence and other vulgarisms in a movie aimed at children?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The movie's undermining flaw is its lack of screen magic (and first-rate cartoon gags) that Who Framed Roger Rabbit had throughout.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
No matter if you're a basketball fan, a cartoon fan, or a movie fan, Space Jam offers little that will excite you or involve you. You'd get more excitement watching a local pick-up game.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
In basketball terms, Space Jam is more akin to the 'garbage time' that concludes lopsided games, when reckless playing is no substitute for the real thing.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's an inspired way to use, and kid, Jordan's image while at the same time updating Bugs Bunny & Company to doing battle in the multizillion-dollar animation sweepstakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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