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A Bug's Life Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 2, 2016
An entirely beguiling little adventure that advancing technology and a vastly different marketplace haven't robbed of its merits.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 5, 2015
A Bug's Life is a well-crafted and entertaining film - the end credits sequence alone is among the funniest ever done - but, unlike Antz, it doesn't give the adult moviegoer much to think about.

February 17, 2012
The colours are vivid, the detail incredible and the vocal performances, led by Foley, are fine. Happily, it works on both a child's and adult's level.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
A Bug's Life may be the single most amazing film I've ever seen that I couldn't fall in love with.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 25, 2011
This animated fable teems with vivid creatures standing on their own countless feet.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Cute animated tale with some mild peril and scary bugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Leslie Felperin
Sight and Sound
July 6, 2010
The rest of the film has similar fun mixing bug-world givens with anthropomorphism.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
June 17, 2009
Promotes the classic American ethos of individualism without seeming preachy or narrow-minded, creating characters we enjoy, a story that's fun and visuals that sparkle.
Read More | Original Score: 75/100
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 29, 2009
pure joy--whimsical, funny, and downright entertaining
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 24, 2009
A Bug's Life [is] sure to endure as a superb children's entertainment. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008
Entertaining computer-animated fantasy epic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
September 1, 2008
The plot matures handsomely; the characters neatly converge and combust; the gags pay off with emotional resonance.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
June 20, 2007
Full of adventure, spectacle, light romance, and the kind of suspense that doesn't require an unpredictable outcome to make your spine tingle.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Pixel perfect.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
A classic. It's better than the last several Disney animated films. PIXAR has stated they want to be the second successful feature animation studio. They're already there.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The witty dialog and contemporary humor keep things interesting and entertaining for the adults out there. The kids, even younger ones, have plenty to keep them occupied for 96 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 28, 2004
Features some enchanting little insects and a very hummable Randy Newman song, The Time of Your Life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
The animation is amazing from start to finish: a never-ending feast for the eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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