Antz (1998)

Central Park ant drone Z longs to be an individual of accomplishment, but Z's colony is a society that puts the value of the colony over personal achievement. Young Z sets his sites on the colony's Queen daughter Bala- who is… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 2, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 23, 1999
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Featuring a stellar voice cast, technically dazzling animation, and loads of good humor, Antz should delight both children and adults.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Kids may be puzzled by rebellious worker ants chanting Marxist slogans, but their parental guides may welcome the relief from the prevailing blandness of family films.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

It's a perfect picnic, without the pesky human interference.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Great effects, but surprisingly violent. Lacks kid appeal.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Visually striking and dynamically shot, this has strong characters and no shortage of incident.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Antz is refreshingly naughty and nice.

Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine

A Engaging and awe-inspiring animation once again elevates Shrek's world to fantastic heights, and the laughs are just as freewheeling as we have come to expect.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

The filmmakers seem to have deliberately snubbed the traditional audience for animated features.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Antz is brief enough, clocking in at 83 minutes, but its story is too predictable to make an impact even in such a short space.

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TV Guide

By any standard, the film is a remarkable technical achievement.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The greatest delight of this entertaining film is to see that it has Woody Allen's fingerprints all over it, mainly in the protagonist's insecurities… More
Lady D'arbanville
Such a metaphorical film for many issues. Woody Allen was a great choice for the main character here, a great film to teach the kids about individuality.
Alex roy
Brilliant animated feature, Antz is a fun, entertaining picture that is a must watch for viewers of all ages. What makes the film work so well is the varied… More
Directors Cat
As smart as Pixar's "A Bugs Life" is. Antz is smarter. However it isn't as funny. Both have their flaws but like Bugs Life its family… More
Eric Shankle
Many adult themes are presented in this film; that's what makes it great. The story itself is a good and keeps the audience engaged. This isn't your… More
Aj V
It's always been funny to me that this movie and A Bug's Life came out around the same time. They appear similar, but really this one has a deeper,… More