Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1988

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Critics Consensus

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an innovative and entertaining film that features a groundbreaking mix of live action and animation, with a touching and original story to boot.

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In this film, Hollywood's animated cartoon stars of the 1940s are a subjugated minority, living in the ghettolike "Toontown" One of Toontown's leading citizens, whacked-out Roger Rabbit, is framed for the murder of human nightclub owner Marvin Acme. Private detective Eddie Valiant reluctantly agrees to clear Roger of the accusation.

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Cast

Bob Hoskins
as Eddie Valiant
Charles Fleischer
as Roger Rabbit
Stubby Kaye
as Marvin Acme
Alan Tilvern
as R.K. Maroon
Joel Silver
as Raoul Raoul, Director
Betsy Brantley
as Jessica Rabbit, performance model
Amy Irving
as Jessica Rabbit's (Singing)
Lou Hirsch
as Baby Herman
Morgan Deare
as Editor, Bongo the Gorilla
Mae Questel
as Betty Boop
Tony Anselmo
as Donald Duck
Joe Alaskey
as Yosemite Sam
June Foray
as Wheezy, Lena Hyena
Wayne Allwine
as Mickey Mouse
Russi Taylor
as Minnie Mouse
Tony Pope
as Goofy, Wolf
Cherry Davis
as Woody Woodpecker
Peter Westy
as Pinocchio
Frank Sinatra
as Singing Sword
Mel Blanc
as Tweety Bird
Edwin Craig
as Arthritic Cowboy
Laura Frances
as Blonde Starlet
Joel Cutrara
as Forensic
Ed Herlihy
as Newscaster
James O'Connell
as Conductor
Eugene Guirterrez
as Teddy Valiant
April Winchell
as Mrs. Herman
David L. Lander
as Smart Ass
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All Critics (64) | Top Critics (16)

  • Technology has advanced significantly since 1988, but Roger Rabbit doesn't just hold up, it wows.

    May 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • For audiences who grew up with cartoons as a natural part of their moviegoing, the shock may not be the mix of live and animated folk--it may come from the truly revolutionary sight of great icons of rival studios cheerfully rubbing shoulders.

    Jul 30, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Imagine watching cartoon characters and relating to them as if they were flesh-and-blood instead of paint-and-ink. This is the slap-happy effect of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and - please - a 24-carrot salute to director Robert Zemeckis.

    Jul 30, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • If the pleasures of Who Framed Roger Rabbit are mostly incidental, they are certainly more than considerable.

    Jul 30, 2013 | Full Review…
  • This is a movie that demands to be seen twice. The first time, one is likely to be dazzled to the point of exhaustion; the second time, one can appreciate the artistry and good humor more easily.

    Jul 30, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • More than a technological wonder, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is brilliantly funny, bracingly smart and surprisingly moving.

    Jul 30, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Who Framed Roger Rabbit

  • Nov 06, 2016
    A classic film that I have never seen, until now. I can see why it is one of Bob Hoskins's best roles and why it was so groundbreaking at the time. Well written, funny and deserving of the praise.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 18, 2015
    Would this be the only time where golden cartoons meet together? For now, yes. Might as well just take the ride to the cartoon world instead of just waiting on ahead.
    EpicLadySponge t Super Reviewer
  • Dec 31, 2014
    A classic mix of animation and live action that still holds up today and hasn't been bettered. It's still amazing to see the Warner Bros toons mixing with the Disney ones and wrapping it all up in a film noir storyline was an inspired idea. Hoskins also does an amazing job making you believe he actually sees Roger throughout. It must have been incredibly difficult to pull off! Adults and children will still enjoy this film (the end with Doom is still quite scary) and the fact that they haven't really repeated this trick again shows how unique the whole thing is.
    David S Super Reviewer
  • May 15, 2014
    I'm usually a huge fan of Robert Zemeckis, he always seems to know what he's doing. And to be honest, he knows what he's doing here too. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a very entertaining film mostly for it's comedy and innovation. Good: The fact that real people can talk to cartoons. Yeah, even as a kid, I found that really cool how they could make that work. I don't know why I was never really introduced to this film because of that reason, it's just cool. There's a lot of fun characters and I do like how they combine Disney characters with Warner Bros. and so forth. The jokes strike a chord at just how awkwardly hilarious they fit into the script. The guy's brother dies because a piano falls on his head. I have to admit, that got a giggle out of me. And then of course you have Jessica Rabbit who isn't even an animal but is just drawn to be an unreasonably seductive character that no doubt draws attention. But to be fair, she's a pretty fun character as well. She's not just the bland "hot chick" you see in most of these films, she gets a good line every now and again. Bad: My main gripe with this film is that it's a kids film that's not for kids. Usually I like to give kids more credit than most and think that they can handle the rough stuff but this movie is really adult. Drinking, smoking, and even a wink at adultery in a movie about cartoons. How could kids innocently watch this film? I know if I had kids, they wouldnt watch it til they were older. On top of that, the plot about the freeway was kind of convoluted. Who was wanting to own Toon Town again? It was all just pieced together weird Review: Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a very fun film. I wouldn't say it is one of the best of all Disney films, and like I said it's very mature. But at the same time, it is unique. You'll get some enjoyment out of it, that is, if you don't hate toons.
    Jackson W Super Reviewer

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