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Based on 16 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Cool World is less artful, short on scripted finesse, and is lacking technical acumen. [11 Jul 1992] show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Underdrawn and overheated, Cool World will leave you cold. [13 Jul 1992] show more

  • 50
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    A brilliant but completely muddled concoction about the relationship between fantasy and reality. [16 Jul 1992] show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Cool World is a seriously troubled film, so ragged I doubt if even the director can explain the story line. show more

  • 25
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    A fatally compromised, half-realized execution. [ 10 Jul 1992] show more

  • 25
    Ethan Alter TV Guide

    Cool World's numerous plot holes and illogicalities might be forgiven if it had interesting characters or impressive visual effects. show more

  • 25
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The only thing that keeps Cool World from imploding is that Bakshi turns it into a series of animator's riffs, with little explosions of toon action erupting like video game novas into the foreground of the story that isn't happening. [10 Jul 1992] show more

  • 30
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    The interfacing of the two-dimensional and three-dimensional characters is so shabbily accomplished that it makes you start noticing all the other technical glitches in the work. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Ralph Bakshi's first feature in nearly a decade would like to be a down-and-dirty "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," but Bakshi isn't up to the task. show more

  • 42
    Portland Oregonian

    As a technical accomplishment it is extrely impressive. But as a work of entertainment, almost any 10 minutes of it are enough. [14 Jul 1992] show more

  • January 13, 2013 michaelbael
    Report This User

    Wrong movie. The one showing is a 1963, B&W cinema verite about poverty and violence in Harlem. Have fun at it with your kids!

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