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1998 3.0/5 IMDb 6.6/10 (124k) PG SuperHD 82 minutes

In this animated hit, a neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier.

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Woody Allen, Gene Hackman, Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Lopez, Christopher Walken, Anne Bancroft, Dan Aykroyd, Grant Shaud, Danny Glover, John Mahoney, Jane Curtin, Paul Mazursky Directed by Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson

Children & Family Movies, Movies for ages 5 to 7, Movies for ages 8 to 10, Family Features, Family Adventures, Family Feature Animation, Family Comedies, Animal Tales, Comedies

Language: English

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Kids may be puzzled by rebellious worker ants chanting Marxist slogans, but their parental guides may welcome the relief from the prevailing blandness of family films.

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, 2008-09-04

 

Visually striking and dynamically shot, this has strong characters and no shortage of incident.

Geoff Andrew, Time Out, 2006-06-24

 

The filmmakers seem to have deliberately snubbed the traditional audience for animated features.

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle, 2002-06-18

 

It's a perfect picnic, without the pesky human interference.

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail, 2002-04-12

 

Antz is refreshingly naughty and nice.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 2001-05-11

 

A kids' movie that will leave grown-ups quoting the best lines to one another.

David Denby, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2000-01-01

 

The computer animation is first rate and filled with the kind of "Wow! Look at that!" wizardry that is eventually going to make Toy Story look about as technically sophisticated as South Park.

Naomi Ryerson, Mr. Showbiz, 2000-01-01

 

Antz is about the relief felt by star actors freed from the constraints of their physical selves and the egos that go with them.

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 2000-01-01

 

It's a well-written, witty tale, expertly executed!

Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune, 2000-01-01

 

An excellent piece of work!

Peter Brunette, Film.com, 2000-01-01

 

Visually, it's more impressive than Disney's Toy Story. On a script level, it was developed as much with a mature audience in mind as with the usual pre-pubescent crowd.

James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 2000-01-01

 

Distinctive, delightful!

Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune, 2000-01-01

 

Antz works best just showing off its prodigious voice talent and playing lightheartedly with the curious possibilities of a buggy world.

Janet Maslin, New York Times, 2000-01-01

 

It's fresh, exhilarating, funny, able to tell an old story in a beguiling new way!

Jay Carr, Boston Globe, 2000-01-01

 

It enters into a microscopic world and makes it into a world so vast and threatening that comparisons with Star Wars are not unjustified!

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2000-01-01

 

The kids will like it. You'll laugh.

Janelle Brown, Salon.com, 2000-01-01

 

Antz takes a huge step forward for computer animation!

Susan Stark, Detroit News, 2000-01-01

 

A dazzling delight!

Todd McCarthy, Variety, 2000-01-01

 

Allen provides plenty of comic relief, and the computer-generated animation is pretty impressive.

Paul Tatara, CNN.com, 2000-01-01

 

Antz is brief enough, clocking in at 83 minutes, but its story is too predictable to make an impact even in such a short space.

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 2001-02-14