Space Jam
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Basketball superstar Michael Jordan and cartoon favorite Bugs Bunny team up with other basketball greats and Looney Tunes characters in this combination animated/live-action feature. Jordan must help the Looney Tunes gang with a basketball game against a group of outer space creatures whose plan, if they win, is to kidnap the Looney Tunes and take them to a failing intergalactic amusement park as the latest attraction. Also starring Academy Award-nominee Bill Murray ("Lost in Translation," "Charlie's Angels") and Wayne Knight (TV's "Seinfeld," "Rat… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Simpler and cruder than Who Framed Roger Rabbit in terms of story and technique, this is still a great deal of fun, confirming that Jordan is every bit as mythological a creature as Daffy Duck or Yosemite Sam."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Visually, it's a mess: the attempts to blend 2- and 3-D animation with live-action and computer-generated images produce scenes that are fuzzier than the storyline."
‑ , Time Out
"I'm certainly not a fan of Space Jam, but it's hard to deny its rich tapestry of questionable ideas."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Live-action/animation mix is good fun for kids."
‑ David Gurney, Common Sense Media
"What I miss most of all is the absence of the late, great Mel Blanc."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Cute, rambunctious, generally amusing rather than outright funny, this clever mix of live action, highlighted by the unequaled skills of basketball superstar Michael Jordan, and animated Looney Tunes antics will be a must-see for kids."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"This film was made very quickly by animation standards, and the haste shows."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"A silly, forgettable comedy..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Attempts to inject some hipness into the classic cartoon characters, not to mention some potty-mouthed dialogue, will enrage purists, but otherwise this pretty much scores a slam dunk with its under-five target audience."
‑ , Film4
"Space Jam isn't exactly a slam dunk. It's more of a graceful tip-in by Michael Jordan, with a snazzy assist by Bugs Bunny."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"Sufferin' succotash!"
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"It's the first time either Jordan or Bugs has had a starring role on the big screen. It's gimmicky Saturday-morning cartoon wackiness in your face -- funny, but brain-deadening."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"If you weren't a kid when you first saw Space Jam, you're a lot less likely to find it palatable. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"A cynical attempt to cash in on the popularity of Warner Bros. cartoon characters and basketball player Michael Jordan, inspired by a Nike commercial."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Succeeds in reintroducing the Looney Tunes name, but fails to capture the imagination and sharpness that defined them originally."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
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