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Antz (1998)



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

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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 uninterested until Z successfully mounts a revolution within the colony for the advancement of individuality.

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Sharon Stone
as Princess Bala
Gene Hackman
as Gen. Mandible
Danny Glover
as Barbatus
John Mahoney
as Drunk Scout
Paul Mazursky
as Psychologist
Grant Shaud
as Foreman
Christopher Walken
as Col. Cutter
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Critic Reviews for Antz

All Critics (93) | Top Critics (30)

Great effects, but surprisingly violent. Lacks kid appeal.

December 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

September 4, 2008 | Full Review…

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

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

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

June 18, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

April 12, 2002 | Rating: 3/4

Hilarious stuff, superbly achieving that elusive goal of being entertaining kids fare and having a lot to offer the adults.

December 17, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Antz


The best thing about watching this entertaining film is seeing Woody Allen's fingerprints all over it, mainly in the protagonist's insecurities and neurosis, even though the animation doesn't seem really fluid or natural when it comes to its wooden-faced, stiff-looking characters.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


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 cast of talented voice actors who bring great characters alive, and it is elevated with a great story and stunning animation. I heavily enjoyed the film, and though it was a worthy film to watch, And what's great about the film, is that it wasn't made by Pixar, and it just goes to show that other studios have managed to get animated magic as well with their features. Antz is a well made feature, a film that looks stunning, and is fun to look at and enjoy. The story is engaging as well, and the cast, like I stated is wonderful, and they each bring some terrific voice acting to the roles they portray, and it's what makes the film really stand out among other animated features. If you're a genre fan, you'll surely love this one. The film may not be a Pixar feature, but it nonetheless succeeds at capturing the viewer's attention due to a fine story, terrific animation and enough humor to appeal to viewers of all ages or anyone looking for a fine animated comedy. Antz works well on many levels, it's a film that manages to succeed on nearly every level and with its cast of voice actors, and they manage to give much more depth to the film, as well as having an entertaining and humorous visual sense that make Antz a film that is well worth your time, and it is a film that ranks among the finest computer animated features ever made. If you're a fan of animated films, give Antz a shot, it's a visually striking feature with terrific storytelling, and effective voice performances to really make this an enjoyable and highly memorable feature.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer


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 typical animated film. It's dark, violent, and at times even depressing. It's more deep and not very childish, but that is what makes it stand out.

Eric Shankle
Eric Shankle

Super Reviewer

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