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Based on 23 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    One of the great movies -- a triumph of storytelling and character development, and a whole new ballgame for computer animation. Pixar Animation Studios has raised the genre to an astonishing new level. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The story, about an ant colony that frees itself from slavery to grasshoppers, is similar in some ways to the autumn's other big animated release, "Antz," but it's aimed at a broader audience and lacks the in-jokes. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A Bug's Life, like “Toy Story,” develops protagonists we can root for, and places them in the midst of a fast-moving, energetic adventure. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The story is amusing and the animation is first-rate, but there's less sparkling originality than in "Toy Story." show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    In a movie about an ant colony, perhaps it's futile to complain about a superfluity of characters. Yet this need to cover every permutation of cuteness is one major drawback to the cast of A Bug's Life. show more

  • 90
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    This is a family film. There's a great deal of wackiness. show more

  • 60
    TV Guide

    The saucy repartee will amuse adults, while the climactic showdowns -- yes, there are more than one -- are gripping entertainment for the whole family. show more

  • 78
    Russell Smith Austin Chronicle

    From the pure entertainment standpoint, ABL's nonstop action helps it avoid the slack moments that marred “Antz”. The dialogue, kiddie-accessible though it is, is plenty intelligent for adult enjoyment. show more

  • 75
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    So obsessed with wowing you, in every corner of every frame, that as a movie it doesn't quite breathe. show more

  • 100

    It's impossible not to be utterly blown away by Pixar's animation. show more

  • September 24, 2008 farah9010
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    they need to make a 2nd.

  • July 17, 2008 Sageraziel
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    This movie is awsome! I remember going with my parents to see this when it was released in the theaters. Ah, happy memories.

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