Space Jam
Space Jam (1996)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 27, 1997
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35%
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User Score
63%



Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A harmless mishmash of basketball and animation that'll entertain kids but leave adults less than thrilled.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Time Out

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.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

I'm certainly not a fan of Space Jam, but it's hard to deny its rich tapestry of questionable ideas.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

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.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

This film was made very quickly by animation standards, and the haste shows.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A silly, forgettable comedy...

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Sufferin' succotash!

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

If you weren't a kid when you first saw Space Jam, you're a lot less likely to find it palatable. [Blu-ray]

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Nostalgic? Sure. A staple of our generation? Sure. But a good film? Not exactly. It is horrifyingly dated, poorly written, badly paced, and at the end of the… More
Eric Alvarez
Michael Jordan in the ultimate kids movie.....need I say more? Being a 7 year old kid when Space Jam came out. this movie was the coolest thing I had ever seen,… More
Phil Hubbs
Not too sure why this film is called Space Jam but I guess it sounds kinda cool doesn't it. Despite the fact the film stars all the Warner Bros Looney… More
Eugene Bernabe
A movie really meant for kids. But as you grow, it'll still grab ahold of you, no matter how great you age. The Looney-Tunes/Michael Jordan Express… More
Matt Goodman
Oh come on, who doesn't love Space Jam?
Directors Cat
I absolutely loved this movie. It has terriffic animation and has a warm feeling of innocence that modern kids movies dont have anymore and although the central… More

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