Antz Synopsis
A meek worker ant becomes a rebel, kidnapping his princess to save her from a brutish martinet.

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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Pure fun.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Sophisticated, funny, and joyously subversive animated bug epic.
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88

New York Daily News

A bug-eyed marvel. [2 October 1998, p. 56]
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's sharp and funny--not a children's movie, but one of those hybrids that works on different levels for different ages.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Visually, it's more impressive than Disney's “Toy Story.”
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Refreshingly naughty and nice.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
A humongous animation event that ratchets up the level of the computer art that Hollywood is swooning over these days.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
This witty, star-packed and visually splendid kids' movie provides a small-is-beautiful message served on a parodoxically epic scale.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Think "Animal Farm" redone as Ant Farm. [2 October 1998, p. 11E]
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
That's not to say the entertaining Antz" was made by Woody, just that it's full of his personality.
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Rated PG | For Mild Language and Menacing Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Great effects and characters, but surprisingly violent.
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