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  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    What is astonishing about this movie is how all the elements are so deftly mixed - the technology of real sets and people interwoven with the cartoon world, and yet Zemeckis hardly sacrifices a beat in laying out a curlicuing '40s-style thriller. [22 June 1988] show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    If it isn't flawless, neither is "Fantasia"... Here's a live-action/animated marvel with no screen antecedent; “Chinatown” may actually come closest. [22 June 1988] show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is funny, but it's more than funny, it's exhilarating. show more

  • 100
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    Brilliantly funny, bracingly smart and surprisingly moving. [22 June 1988] show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    It's the year's cleverest comedy in more ways than one. The animated sequences are brilliant... Most important, the story also has dark overtones that lend a hint of seriousness to what could have been just silly. [24 June 1988] show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Without warning, the picture falls hard into the very trap it had so studiously avoided, the one marked Expensive Gimmick... The same feature that begins like no film you've ever seen ends like every cartoon you've always avoided. show more

  • 60
    TV Guide

    While flawlessly delivered, it's overkill--so loud and excessive, it makes our head swim... It's like a sumptous banquet composed entirely of fast food; fills you up but entirely forgettable. show more

  • 100
    Sheila Benson Los Angeles Times

    Dense, satisfying, feverishly inventive and a technical marvel… But--animation aside--the treasure of the piece is Hoskins' pungent, visceral comic performance. [22 June 1988] show more

  • 100
    Elvis Mitchell The New York Times

    A film whose best moments are so novel, so deliriously funny, and so crazily unexpected that they truly must be seen to be believed. [22 June 1988] show more

  • 100
    Desson Thomson Washington Post

    If you don’t like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, have your pulse checked... You'll forget yourself right through to the end when Porky Pig, dressed as a cop, says "M-move along, there's n-nothing more to s-see folks." [24 June 1988] show more

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