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Looney Tunes: Back in Action Reviews

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Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
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
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
November 21, 2003
Much of the movie magic fades during the stilted cartoon-human relations.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 14, 2003
When Bugs asks, Ain't I a stinker? all we can do is frown and nod.
| Original Score: 1/4
Michael Szymanski
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
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 13, 2003
Too much humans, not enough toons.
| Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Kit Bowen
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
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
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
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
Staci Layne Wilson
January 2, 2005
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Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
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
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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+
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
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.
Susan Granger
November 17, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
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
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 22, 2003
Probably works best if you are into following the logic of cartoons.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
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
Top Critic
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
November 13, 2003
From the title on down, Looney Tunes: Back in Action feels less like a movie than an exercise in brand reinforcement.
| Original Score: 2/4
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