The Ant Bully
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"The Ant Bully" tells a witty and heartwarming story about a 10-year-old boy who embarks on a remarkable journey. New in town, friendless and tormented by a neighborhood bully, young Lucas Nickle has been taking out his frustration on the innocent ant hill in his yard. But one day the ants retaliate. Using a magic potion, they shrink Lucas down to ant size and sentence him to live like an ant in their colony. In this strange new world Lucas will learn important lessons about friendship, get a whole new perspective on life and ultimately find the courage to stand up for himself.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Kiddie-friendly toilet humour, a whiff of suspense and familiar voice actors make it passably entertaining, but there's little warmth or emotional satisfaction to be had from its cynical characters."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"If the Ant Bully story is generic, it is never plodding. It zips along quite nicely, aided by the especially well-constructed action sequences."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Cute animated movie with a message for kids."
‑ Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media
"Isn't clever or inventive enough to make up for its repetitive and lackluster storytelling."
‑ Brian Tallerico, UGO
"Ten year old Lucas Nickle ( the voice of Zach Tyler Eisen) stomps an anthill after an encounter with neighborhood bullies. With the help of a magic potion, the ants shrink the boy down to their size. The insects are about to get even and Lucas will learn"
‑ Roger Tennis,
"... unnecessary ..."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"[It's] a rousing adventure capped with just the right measure of sweetness... John A. Davis shows heaps of invention."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"It's a fun adventure fantasy, and I was never bored..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"One of those animated features you can enjoy even without a kid by your side."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"...this visually arresting story of a young geek's friendship with some enterprising ants isn't as compelling in the script department."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
"... The Ant Bully is just a great ride, but all that moralizing diminishes the fun of feeling ant-sized yourself and being immersed in Lucas's incredible adventures."
‑ Peter Debruge, Miami Herald
"[T]he movie certainly means well, and its worthwhile message (teamwork is good, selfishness is bad) should penetrate the brains of kids old enough to stay in their seats and pay attention to it."
‑ Christy Lemire, Newsweek
"While the animation, particularly in the action set pieces, is indeed well done, it's nothing revolutionary nor imaginative that stands out from the rest in this CG-feature-a-week marketplace."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"It's imaginative and amusing with its engaging characters and nicely crafted animation, even though the ants themselves are visually the least interesting ... Uplifting and bright."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"The film acknowledges that faith is an important part of our social fabric, and if the film has any moral lessons to pass on, it implicitly roots them in a spiritual foundation."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
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