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Space Jam Reviews

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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
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Washington Post
October 18, 2008
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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.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.
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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
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
It's the first time either Jordan or Bugs has had a starring role on the big screen. It's gimmicky Saturday-morning cartoon wackiness in your face -- funny, but brain-deadening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Space Jam is no Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but it works well enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This movie, which could just as easily be called The Michael Jordan Worship Show, plays like a 90-minute homage to His Airness, selling his every virtue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's an inspired way to use, and kid, Jordan's image while at the same time updating Bugs Bunny & Company to doing battle in the multizillion-dollar animation sweepstakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
In basketball terms, Space Jam is more akin to the 'garbage time' that concludes lopsided games, when reckless playing is no substitute for the real thing.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The movie's undermining flaw is its lack of screen magic (and first-rate cartoon gags) that Who Framed Roger Rabbit had throughout.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Milo Miles
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The climactic game in Space Jam goes slack repeatedly.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Jordan has immense likability, and his extraordinary talents need no further adulation.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
November 15, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: D+