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A Bug's Life Reviews

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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.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 18, 2008
| 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.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
One of the great movies -- a triumph of storytelling and character development, and a whole new ballgame for computer animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
The Lawrence of Arabia of bug movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
What A Bug's Life demonstrates is that when it comes to bugs, the most fun ones to hang out with hang exclusively with the gang at Pixar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Brunette
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Entertaining and Enchanting!
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I enjoyed the use of animation to visualize a world that could not be seen in live action and could not be created with special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jeff Giles
Newsweek
January 1, 2000
The giddiest, most inventive family movie of the year!
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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
Even more fun than Antz!
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
The little kids' version of Antz: sweeter, funnier, simpler to follow.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Clever as it is, the film lacks charm.
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
January 1, 2000
If this movie doesn't make you smile you may not know how.
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Janelle Brown
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
More than anything, it just looks incredible. It's impossible not to be utterly blown away by Pixar's animation.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The best ant colony movie of the year!
| Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A Bug's Life, like Toy Story, develops protagonists we can root for, and places them in the midst of a fast-moving, energetic adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
Lasseter and Pixar broke new technical and aesthetic ground in the animation field with Toy Story, and here they surpass it in both scope and complexity of movement while telling a story that overlaps Antz in numerous ways.