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Cool World

In an effort to keep the cartoon world and real world apart, a Vegas cop works to ensure that humans and animated characters don't bed one another. But when a comic-book artist is seduced by his own cartoon creation, mayhem descends on the city.
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A few of Bakshi`s inventions, such as a rattled telephone that panics every time it rings, are amusing and well animated, but most of the characters are grating and dislikable.
Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune  full review
What Bakshi and his screenwriters don't recognize is that even dream worlds have their own fierce logic.
Peter Rainer, Los Angeles Times  full review
Watching Byrne, Basinger and Pitt struggle to bring verisimilitude to this cockeyed business is painful. And watching the parade of ricocheting doodles is just headache-inducing.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer  full review
The plot is too sketchy to provide much of a framework, and the only logic here is the logic of fevered daydreams. Yet, in spurts, the movie's enjoyable.
Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel  full review
Bakshi's world is typically subversive, anti-nostalgic and, at times, a brilliantly conceived grafting of two and three dimensions. Unfortunately, its ingenuity matrix seems to have short-circuited.
Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times  full review
After the painstaking technical bravado of Roger Rabbit, it's no longer possible to get away with scenes in which a cartoon has obviously just been pasted onto an actor's wooden movements.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly  full review
A realm with precious little humor and zero pathos, to be admired only for its considerable technical achievements.
Brian Lowry, Variety  full review
Even the eventual universe-shaking shag is an anti-climax, and by the time all hell rips loose just before the abysmally contrived happy ending, you're well past caring.
Dominic Wells, Time Out  full review
Mr. Bakshi's skill as an animator continues to outshine his judgment about subject matter.
Janet Maslin, New York Times  full review
What are the rules anyway?
Hal Hinson, Washington Post  full review
A surprisingly incompetent film.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
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  • Release Year: 1992
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 101 min
  • Available From: Oct 02, 2014
  • Queued by: 279 people
Directed By
Ralph Bakshi
Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne, Brad Pitt, Michele Abrams, Deirdre O'Connell, Janni Brenn, William Frankfather, Greg Collins