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Wreck-it Ralph (2012)



Critic Consensus: Equally entertaining for both kids and parents old enough to catch the references, Wreck-It Ralph is a clever, colorful adventure built on familiar themes and joyful nostalgia.

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Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero's Duty. But it's the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it's too late? -- (C) Disney

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John C. Reilly
as Wreck-It Ralph
Sarah Silverman
as Vanellope von Schweetz
Jack McBrayer
as Fix-It Felix Jr.
Alan Tudyk
as King Candy
Mindy Kaling
as Taffyta Muttonfudge
Adam Carolla
as Wynnchel
Dennis Haysbert
as General Hologram
Roger Craig Smith
as Sonic the Hedgehog
Stefanie Scott
as Moppet Girl
Joe Lo Truglio
as Markowski
Rich Moore
as Sour Bill
Jane Lynch
as Sergeant Calhoun
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Critic Reviews for Wreck-it Ralph

All Critics (189) | Top Critics (56)

Fizzy, colourful and intricately plotted, this 2012 pop meta-fiction from The Simpsons' Rich Moore does for vintage arcade games what Who Framed Roger Rabbit did for the Golden Age of Animation.

October 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Wreck-It Ralph is a must-see for anyone who grew up playing 1980s arcade games - and their kids will love it too.

September 1, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Wreck-It Ralph is one of those rare movies that's fun for a revisit yet is peppered with enough hidden references to make the rewatch worthwhile. After a second viewing this weekend, I still walked away impressed.

May 10, 2016 | Full Review…

The prospect of inevitable sequels is more than bearable.

February 17, 2013 | Rating: 3/5

The film is nicely animated but confusing enough to be almost impenetrable at times.

February 8, 2013 | Rating: 2/5

I found the idea of teens laying down their coins to play arcade games in this present day a strange, semi-intentional archaism - nostalgic wish-fulfilment on the part of the middle-aged people creating the movie.

February 7, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wreck-it Ralph


It is not always that we see a visually stunning animation with such a well-written script full of originality, welcome references and dozens of narrative elements that are brought together so brilliantly into a very funny, entertaining and also incredibly moving experience.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

A family feelgood movie that amuses and send a heartwarming message!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


Reilly gives warmth to a big lug who only seems to destroy anything he touches (maybe somebody's goofy and kinda lost dad?), while Silverman gives understandable yearning to a soul aching to belong (a little girl lost?) ... can these two from broken homes fix the other's pain? Over this quandry is an animated love-in visit to vid games of old, which helps to soften the sensitive subject matter. Pretty damn good if you ask me.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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