100

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Brilliantly funny, bracingly smart and surprisingly moving. [22 June 1988]
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
What is astonishing about this movie is how all the elements are so deftly mixed - the technology of real sets and people interwoven with the cartoon world, and yet Zemeckis hardly sacrifices a beat in laying out a curlicuing '40s-style thriller. [22 June 1988]
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100

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
If you don’t like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, have your pulse checked... You'll forget yourself right through to the end when Porky Pig, dressed as a cop, says "M-move along, there's n-nothing more to s-see folks." [24 June 1988]
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
It's the year's cleverest comedy in more ways than one. The animated sequences are brilliant... Most important, the story also has dark overtones that lend a hint of seriousness to what could have been just silly. [24 June 1988]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is funny, but it's more than funny, it's exhilarating.
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
If it isn't flawless, neither is "Fantasia"... Here's a live-action/animated marvel with no screen antecedent; “Chinatown” may actually come closest. [22 June 1988]
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100

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
A film whose best moments are so novel, so deliriously funny, and so crazily unexpected that they truly must be seen to be believed. [22 June 1988]
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
Dense, satisfying, feverishly inventive and a technical marvel… But--animation aside--the treasure of the piece is Hoskins' pungent, visceral comic performance. [22 June 1988]
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60

TV Guide

While flawlessly delivered, it's overkill--so loud and excessive, it makes our head swim... It's like a sumptous banquet composed entirely of fast food; fills you up but entirely forgettable.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Without warning, the picture falls hard into the very trap it had so studiously avoided, the one marked Expensive Gimmick... The same feature that begins like no film you've ever seen ends like every cartoon you've always avoided.
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83 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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