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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Netflix Rating: 3.6
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 95%
Critics' score: 95   Audience score: 47   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

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. full review

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine

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

Geoff Andrew, Time Out

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

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle

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

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail

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. full review

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

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

David Denby, New York Magazine

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. full review

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

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. full review

James Berardinelli, ReelViews

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. full review

Janet Maslin, New York Times

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! full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

The kids will like it. You'll laugh. full review

Janelle Brown,

A dazzling delight! full review

Todd McCarthy, Variety

Antz takes a huge step forward for computer animation! full review

Susan Stark, Detroit News

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

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