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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Reviews

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James Plath
Family Home Theater
March 29, 2016
It's clever, but manic. Watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit is like spending a weekend locked in a room with the looniest Looney Tunes characters.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jesse Hassenger
November 6, 2014
It took many, many years before I fully processed just how impressive a technical feat Who Framed Roger Rabbit actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: 10
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2013
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.
James White
Total Film
July 30, 2013
An ingenious blend of hand-drawn animation and live action, spliced with humour that's by turns madcap, surreal and violent, Roger Rabbit demonstrates that it's possible to push the technical boundaries while still cooking up decent characters and plots.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times
July 30, 2013
This whizz-bang breakthrough in mixing live action with cartoon characters won a special achievement Oscar for animator Richard Williams.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 30, 2013
Motion pictures may never be the same again, now that the fascinating and utterly miraculous Who Framed Roger Rabbit has come to the screen.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 30, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News
July 30, 2013
The feats performed by director Robert Zemeckis and director of animation Richard Williams are pretty amazing.
Peter Travers
People Magazine
July 30, 2013
Your eyeballs have no choice but to go boinnnnng.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 30, 2013
If the pleasures of Who Framed Roger Rabbit are mostly incidental, they are certainly more than considerable.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
July 30, 2013
For sheer movie excitement, this is the easy winner so far this season.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
July 30, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
July 30, 2013
More than a technological wonder, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is brilliantly funny, bracingly smart and surprisingly moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 16, 2011
The best film directed by Zemeckis; the best of the many great high-concept '80s popcorn-comedies; the best American film of 1988.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Ed Grant
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Deceptively adult movie is fun, but not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
The combination detective noir story, slightly adult humour, crazy toon characters from both Warner & Disney's vaults (a one-off which is unlikely to ever repeat) and overall technical wizardy yielded a film which set a precedent.
Dan Jardine
January 3, 2010
Groundbreaking and thrilling
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
September 3, 2008
The opening cartoon upstages the movie that emerges from it.

September 3, 2008
Great fun to watch -- and not just for kids.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 9, 2008
It has become deservedly recognized as a cinema classic.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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