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. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up instead enlisted to fight against a termite army.
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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  full review
Visually striking and dynamically shot, this has strong characters and no shortage of incident.
Geoff Andrew, Time Out  full review
The filmmakers seem to have deliberately snubbed the traditional audience for animated features.
Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
It's a perfect picnic, without the pesky human interference.
Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail  full review
Antz is refreshingly naughty and nice.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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  full review
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
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  full review
It's a well-written, witty tale, expertly executed!
Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
An excellent piece of work!
Peter Brunette,
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  full review
Distinctive, delightful!
Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
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  full review
It's fresh, exhilarating, funny, able to tell an old story in a beguiling new way!
Jay Carr, Boston Globe
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  full review
The kids will like it. You'll laugh.
Janelle Brown,  full review
A dazzling delight!
Todd McCarthy, Variety  full review
Antz takes a huge step forward for computer animation!
Susan Stark, Detroit News  full review
Allen provides plenty of comic relief, and the computer-generated animation is pretty impressive.
Paul Tatara,  full review
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