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Ralph Breaks the Internet Reviews

November 30, 2018
Best of all, the directors don't shy away from the ending their story demands.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 27, 2018
It's pretty incredible to see how the filmmakers easily and boldly slip concepts right from the therapist's office into the wild rumpus through the internet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 25, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet is less a film, more a commercial. Game over, everyone.
November 23, 2018
It's not every animation that features an eBay-spoofing riff involving a corn chip shaped like Beyoncé.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2018
I am happy to say that the misogynists' worst fears were realized. This is very much a movie whose female characters are equal to their male counterparts...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 21, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet works because it doesn't pander, and it doesn't simplify.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet is, without a doubt, the best film made about the lives of computer programs since the Wachowskis' Matrix sequels; I mean this as a glowing compliment.
November 21, 2018
"Ralph Breaks the Internet" doesn't have anything new to say about our online behavior; it just wants us to log on and tune out.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
November 21, 2018
The opposing trajectories of Ralph and Vanellope's friendship, fueled by their mutual insecurities and hurt, gives Ralph Breaks the Internet the little bit of heart it needs to keep from becoming mere product.
November 21, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet is smart, charming and funny while also being pointed, effective and very timely.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 21, 2018
"Ralph Breaks the Internet" concerns a long-established friendship on the verge of inevitable, painful change, and Reilly and Silverman work every part of that dynamic successfully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2018
Reilly does nice work playing his big lug's insecurity and struggle to let his friend go, but Silverman delivers a performance that's downright moving in its expression of yearning - on a couple of different levels, interpretation depending.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 20, 2018
The internet had it coming and this movie delivers serious silicon schadenfreude. Come for the breaking, stay for the hacking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 20, 2018
The best animated movies are those that feel timeless. "Ralph," with its right-now storyline, seems already dated, a product of thinking that's five minutes ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 20, 2018
It would be better if it went further and wrestled more with the online world than used it as another bits and bytes background. Really, it doesn't quite live up to the title. Ralph could have done more damage.
November 20, 2018
Will he break the Internet or will it break him? It's painfully recognizable, this neediness, as is the rise and fall. Ralph, c'est moi.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 20, 2018
Having Ralph show up may not solve all our problems, but at least it makes us forget about them for a while. "Ralph Breaks the Internet" breaks us up.
November 20, 2018
"Ralph Breaks the Internet" looks great. But it's the script that gives it its heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 20, 2018
Technology can be tough to toss into kids' movies. The way "The Emoji Movie" did it was cynical and cold. The web of "Ralph," however, has smarts and soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 19, 2018
For such a sweet-natured, candy-colored, family-friendly animated adventure, Ralph Breaks the Internet serves up quite the mega-helping of meta material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 19, 2018
"Ralph Breaks the Internet" might look like just another adorable, funny animated family film, but it also connects to our current reality in ways that are downright bone-chilling.
November 19, 2018
It's breezy and fun and, like its predecessor, relies more for its appeal on nostalgia and familiarity than a strong narrative thrust.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 19, 2018
What makes the movie compelling, despite the subdued dramatic payoff, is that it is a heightened reflection of our experience - our love affair, really - with our gadgets, our apps and, yes, our brands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 19, 2018
The colorful action should delight tykes, but the smart, media-savvy asides make it especially appealing to grownups.
November 16, 2018
"Ralph Breaks the Internet" is almost always inspired in the moment. The story team has a good idea that worked in the first film and gives us more of that, in a much bigger playing field.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2018
In addressing the very real issue of kids and screen time, this is an anti-cautionary tale. Still, deep-diving into the Internet does yield a few treasures.
November 14, 2018
Overall, for a film trying to cash in on internet culture, it's not half bad. It doesn't go for any moralizing statements about screen time or get on a soapbox about the potential dangers of it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
November 14, 2018
You don't need to be a Disney connoisseur or an '80s buff to get it. The world it's set in is entirely, and sometimes frighteningly, of the current moment.
November 14, 2018
Ambitious, beautifully animated, and clever to a fault, Ralph Breaks the Internet breaks free of the pitfalls of most sequels by never forgoing heart for the sake of bigger franchise pyrotechnics.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 14, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet is a candy coated, hard shined brick of postmodernism-a Vitamix smoothie of gags, nostalgia, product placement and Fruity Pebbles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 14, 2018
If the movie never falls into a feedback loop, credit should probably go to Reilly and especially Silverman, who bring human vulnerability to little bits of ultra-branded ones and zeroes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 14, 2018
Within a few years, the specifics of the viral-video gags in "Ralph Breaks the Internet" will be as dated as a Tay Zonday joke.
November 14, 2018
It's funny and absorbing, and Moore and Johnston unload some real zingers for the internet age (their interpretation of a comments section will speak to anyone who works on the 'net, chilling to the bone).
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 14, 2018
You'll LOL, you'll cry-emoji, you'll never look at a pop-up ad the same way again. And while the new "Ralph" falls short of the original's brilliance, any adventure with the big oaf and his glitchy BFF is #winning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 14, 2018
A witty, fastidiously imagined adventure and a touching, sometimes troubling ode to the power of friendship. But it also demonstrates some of the problems that can befall a movie when its vast ambition and confidence outstrip its finesse.
November 14, 2018
Deftly defying expectation, the inevitable sequel to 2012's... Wreck-It Ralph, absolutely crushes it.
November 14, 2018
It's a poignant buddy movie that's sincere in all the right places, but knows better than to take itself too seriously.
November 14, 2018
Though Ralph Breaks the Internet is marketed to kids, its PG rating and pop culture references make it a fun ride for childless adults too.