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Looney Tunes: Back in Action Reviews

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November 30, 2003
This isn't an imaginative rebellion against the physical world like the old cartoons; it's the anarchy of animation, which isn't nearly as fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 21, 2003
Much of the movie magic fades during the stilted cartoon-human relations.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
November 14, 2003
When Bugs asks, Ain't I a stinker? all we can do is frown and nod.
| Original Score: 1/4
November 25, 2003
Ultimately, kids will enjoy it, even if they don't get some of the inside jokes, but it somehow lacks the edge of the short cartoons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 13, 2003
Too much humans, not enough toons.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 14, 2003
Back in Action misses out on a brilliant opportunity to tell a simple story about a rabbit vs. a duck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2003
'Back in action' is right; the movie (directed by Joe Dante at roughly Warp-22) never stops to draw breath -- or, for that matter, to notice how lousy the jokes are.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2003
Dante's loose-minded narrative comes across more as a marketing ploy than it does a festive flick... somewhat strained and overreaches for its intended frivolity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 2, 2005
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November 9, 2003
This is like a ninety minute version of one of those really bad movies that you would wait two hours to see at Six Flags.
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 13, 2003
despite the inspired casting of such human cartoons as Fraser, Martin and Cusack, the live action segments drag the Tunes down
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 14, 2003
[W]here the original Tunes were subversive, *Back in Action* is smarmy; instead of lobbing zingers, it's lobbing spitballs. And it's all anvil, no anticipation.
November 17, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
November 19, 2003
Dante favors the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to this Warner Bros. nostalgia trip when funny-and-affectionate would have worked better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 19, 2003
While the affection for the originals is really refreshing, Looney Tunes: Back in Action still stumbles over some formidable hurdles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 22, 2003
Probably works best if you are into following the logic of cartoons.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 12, 2003
Falls back on movie in-jokes that are often unfunny, while the amusing spoofs are irrelevant because they're not even Warner Bros films!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 29, 2004
...neither offensive nor inspiring. It's undoubtedly fun for kids, but except for its occasional in-jokes there isn't all that much to excite the funny bone of an adult.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 13, 2003
From the title on down, Looney Tunes: Back in Action feels less like a movie than an exercise in brand reinforcement.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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