A Bug's Life Synopsis
An inventor ant teams up with other insects to keep a gang of grasshoppers from causing terror.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
One of the great movies -- a triumph of storytelling and character development, and a whole new ballgame for computer animation. Pixar...
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Salon.com

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It's impossible not to be utterly blown away by Pixar's animation.
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90

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
This is a family film. There's a great deal of wackiness.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The story, about an ant colony that frees itself from slavery to grasshoppers, is similar in some ways to the autumn's other big animated...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A Bug's Life, like “Toy Story,” develops protagonists we can root for, and places them in the midst of a fast-moving, energetic...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
From the pure entertainment standpoint, ABL's nonstop action helps it avoid the slack moments that marred “Antz”. The dialogue,...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
In a movie about an ant colony, perhaps it's futile to complain about a superfluity of characters. Yet this need to cover every permutation...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The story is amusing and the animation is first-rate, but there's less sparkling originality than in "Toy Story."
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
So obsessed with wowing you, in every corner of every frame, that as a movie it doesn't quite breathe.
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60

TV Guide

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The saucy repartee will amuse adults, while the climactic showdowns -- yes, there are more than one -- are gripping entertainment for the...
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Five Word Review

By redyeah
Great cast depicts bug's routine....

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 5+ Cute animated tale with some mild peril and scary bugs.
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