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Space Jam Reviews

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Top Critic
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
November 14, 2015
It's about time Warner Bros. revived Bugs. He was the most irreverent, intelligent, sophisticated and appealing cartoon character ever to defy gravity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
April 5, 2012
I'm certainly not a fan of Space Jam, but it's hard to deny its rich tapestry of questionable ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 3, 2012
A silly, forgettable comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
October 14, 2011
If you weren't a kid when you first saw Space Jam, you're a lot less likely to find it palatable. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Gurney
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Live-action/animation mix is good fun for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 24, 2008
Simpler and cruder than Who Framed Roger Rabbit in terms of story and technique, this is still a great deal of fun, confirming that Jordan is every bit as mythological a creature as Daffy Duck or Yosemite Sam.

March 24, 2008
Attempts to inject some hipness into the classic cartoon characters, not to mention some potty-mouthed dialogue, will enrage purists, but otherwise this pretty much scores a slam dunk with its under-five target audience.

TV Guide
March 24, 2008
A cynical attempt to cash in on the popularity of Warner Bros. cartoon characters and basketball player Michael Jordan, inspired by a Nike commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
March 24, 2008
Cute, rambunctious, generally amusing rather than outright funny, this clever mix of live action, highlighted by the unequaled skills of basketball superstar Michael Jordan, and animated Looney Tunes antics will be a must-see for kids.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
March 24, 2008
Sufferin' succotash!
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Visually, it's a mess: the attempts to blend 2- and 3-D animation with live-action and computer-generated images produce scenes that are fuzzier than the storyline.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
What I miss most of all is the absence of the late, great Mel Blanc.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
Space Jam isn't exactly a slam dunk. It's more of a graceful tip-in by Michael Jordan, with a snazzy assist by Bugs Bunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
March 7, 2004
Succeeds in reintroducing the Looney Tunes name, but fails to capture the imagination and sharpness that defined them originally.
| Original Score: 63/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 10, 2003
Space Jam is harmless kiddie fare, but it may not be every adult's idea of a good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
This film was made very quickly by animation standards, and the haste shows.
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
It's a good effort, but not up to the level of the best Disney cartoon feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 11, 2003
An empty, soulless corporate product, designed for one purpose: to separate us from our wallets.
| Original Score: 1/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Technical spectacle amounts do nothing without a good story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Clint Morris
September 19, 2002
A splendid mish-mash of comedy and live-action.
| Original Score: 3/5
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