Wreck-it Ralph (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)



Critic Consensus: Equally entertaining for both kids and parents old enough to catch the references, Wreck-It Ralph is a clever, colorful adventure built on familiar themes and joyful nostalgia.

Movie Info

Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero's Duty. But it's the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it's too late? -- (C) Disneymore
Rating: PG (for some rude humor and mild action/violence)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Rich Moore, Rich Moore, Jennifer Lee, Phil Johnston
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 5, 2013
Box Office: $189.4M
Walt Disney Pictures - Official Site


John C. Reilly
as Wreck-It Ralph
Sarah Silverman
as Vanellope von Schwee...
Jack McBrayer
as Fix-It Felix Jr.
Jane Lynch
as Sergeant Calhoun
Alan Tudyk
as King Candy
Ed O'Neill
as Mr. Litwak
Mindy Kaling
as Taffyta Muttonfudge
Adam Carolla
as Wynnchel
Dennis Haysbert
as General Hologram
Roger Craig Smith
as Sonic the Hedgehog
Stefanie Scott
as Moppet Girl
Joe Lo Truglio
as Markowski
Rich Moore
as Sour Bill
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Critic Reviews for Wreck-it Ralph

All Critics (168) | Top Critics (39)

Not in my wildest dreams did I ever anticipate using the word "thoughtful" to describe a fairly recent animated film.

Full Review… | August 20, 2014

As flawed and derivative it may be, "Wreck It Ralph" is still a very fine animated fantasy with a keen sense of creativity and wit...

Full Review… | May 23, 2014
Cinema Crazed

an affectionate love note to computer games past

Full Review… | October 18, 2013
The National

A bubbly, buoyant treat with near-Pixar levels of heart.

Full Review… | July 23, 2013

Ralph's arms may be gorilla like, his fists gigantic hammers, but Reilly imbues him with rue and courtliness.

Full Review… | May 22, 2013
Seven Days

An excellent, inventive, anti-bullying adventure that may be a little too technologically advanced for older audiences.

Full Review… | March 21, 2013
Cinema Sight

Audience Reviews for Wreck-it Ralph

A family feelgood movie that amuses and send a heartwarming message!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


Reilly gives warmth to a big lug who only seems to destroy anything he touches (maybe somebody's goofy and kinda lost dad?), while Silverman gives understandable yearning to a soul aching to belong (a little girl lost?) ... can these two from broken homes fix the other's pain?
Over this quandry is an animated love-in visit to vid games of old, which helps to soften the sensitive subject matter. Pretty damn good if you ask me.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Absolutely fantastic!!! Fun!! Adorable!! A wonderful homage to coin-op video games. Great characters, and a good story well told.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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