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Antz Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
September 4, 2008
Kids may be puzzled by rebellious worker ants chanting Marxist slogans, but their parental guides may welcome the relief from the prevailing blandness of family films.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Visually striking and dynamically shot, this has strong characters and no shortage of incident.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The filmmakers seem to have deliberately snubbed the traditional audience for animated features.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
It's a perfect picnic, without the pesky human interference.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Antz is refreshingly naughty and nice.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Antz is brief enough, clocking in at 83 minutes, but its story is too predictable to make an impact even in such a short space.
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
It's a well-written, witty tale, expertly executed!
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Antz is about the relief felt by star actors freed from the constraints of their physical selves and the egos that go with them.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Julie Hinds
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
The film breaks new ground in its dazzling re-creation of life from an ant's-eye view!
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
A film of small, transient pleasures, diminished slightly by the clunkiness with which it wields it pat, Disney-esque self-determination moral.
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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
Antz crawling with detail, humor, Woody Allen style.
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Janelle Brown
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The kids will like it. You'll laugh.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
A dazzling delight!
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
Allen provides plenty of comic relief, and the computer-generated animation is pretty impressive.
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
A kids' movie that will leave grown-ups quoting the best lines to one another.
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Naomi Ryerson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
The computer animation is first rate and filled with the kind of "Wow! Look at that!" wizardry that is eventually going to make Toy Story look about as technically sophisticated as South Park.
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
An excellent piece of work!
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Distinctive, delightful!
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Visually, it's more impressive than Disney's Toy Story. On a script level, it was developed as much with a mature audience in mind as with the usual pre-pubescent crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Antz works best just showing off its prodigious voice talent and playing lightheartedly with the curious possibilities of a buggy world.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
It's fresh, exhilarating, funny, able to tell an old story in a beguiling new way!
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It enters into a microscopic world and makes it into a world so vast and threatening that comparisons with Star Wars are not unjustified!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Antz takes a huge step forward for computer animation!
| Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
That's Ant-ertainment!