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Who Framed Roger Rabbit Reviews

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 22, 1988
Apart from the interesting premise and the novelty of seeing so many famous cartoon characters together on the screen, I was overall disappointed and it completely failed to live up to my memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
September 3, 2008
The opening cartoon upstages the movie that emerges from it.
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News
July 30, 2013
The feats performed by director Robert Zemeckis and director of animation Richard Williams are pretty amazing.
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.
Ed Grant
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Deceptively adult movie is fun, but not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Sheer, enchanted entertainment from the first frame to the last -- a joyous, giddy, goofy celebration of the kind of fun you can have with a movie camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
A glorious mix of diverse styles, techniques and worlds molded into a cohesive and unique whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
February 14, 2003
Among its other assets, it's an oddly fitting swan song for the great Mel Blanc.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
A great film for lots of reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
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
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
November 14, 2007
A Hollywood entertainment that lived up to its hype.
| Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 15, 2004
It's still a superb film, a rare big budget blockbuster that concentrates on a clever story, crisp performances, and brilliant jokes while using its groundbreaking special effects only as window dressing rather than as the main event.
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Variety Staff
Variety
November 14, 2007
The real stars are the animators, under British animation director Richard Williams, who pull off a technically amazing feat of having humans and Toons seem to be interacting with one another.
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
January 12, 2005
Not as good as the book, but nonetheless superb.
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
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