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The Ant Bully Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 26, 2006
The Ant Bully is a sore disappointment to anyone hoping for a turnaround to the recent downward quality spiral of animated films. In fact, this movie may represent a new nadir for 3D animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 27, 2006
The Ant Bully won't ruin anybody's childhood. Neither is it likely to make anybody's day.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
July 24, 2006
The Ant Bully exhibits little of the humanity that characterized Pixar's 1998 arthropod adventure A Bug's Life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
July 26, 2006
The Ant Bully is never less than colorful and high-energy. But it's hard to shake the feeling that we've all gone up this hill before.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 28, 2006
Bruce Campbell provides a hint of carefree wiggle room when the rest of the production is controlled to within an inch of its life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
July 27, 2006
The Ant Bully has enough poop jokes and dopey inspirational moments to win over young children for a while, but it does nothing to set itself apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 24, 2007
Isn't clever or inventive enough to make up for its repetitive and lackluster storytelling.
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
August 8, 2006
Ant Bully, though short and well voiced, is nowhere near as important or influential as it tries to make itself seem and it feels more unnecessary than anything else.
| Original Score: 2/5
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
July 27, 2006
a movie where the writer and director had some neat ideas for three or four scenes, then tried to force a story to evolve around them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
July 27, 2006
The Ant Bully, the latest computer-animated plea for interspecies understanding, provides a few moments of inventiveness and wit.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
July 27, 2006
The Ant Bully, in trying to match Antz or A Bug's Life, just digs itself into a big hole.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 28, 2006
This generic exercise in computer-generated animation may provide passable entertainment for very young children, but adults will be less than enchanted by its preachiness, talkiness and Communist Party-line political views.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 28, 2006
... unnecessary ...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeffrey E. McCants
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 27, 2006
The film's heavyhanded lessons turn it from a fun romp through a cartoonish insect world to a predictable and preachy snoozefest.
| Original Score: 2/4
Erik Woidtke
CinemaBlend.com
August 4, 2006
Burdened by a distinctly "been there, done that" vibe that I can't imagine will generate much excitement, even with the kiddies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 28, 2006
If your kids bully you into seeing this movie, do yourself a favor and check it out in 3D. The movie gets extra points when seen through those glasses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
August 12, 2006
It all seems very workaday.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean O'Connell
Filmcritic.com
August 12, 2006
It's not that Bully bugged me. It just never managed to fly.
| Original Score: 2/5
M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor
July 27, 2006
The art direction and animation are superb, but it may be worth the extra bucks to see it in IMAX 3-D.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Ron Yamauchi
Georgia Straight
August 12, 2006

ComingSoon.net
August 12, 2006
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August 12, 2006

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August 12, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
September 29, 2006
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