Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Sophisticated, funny, and joyously subversive animated bug epic.
  2. Reviewed by: David Denby
    90
    Antz, with its deadpan witticisms, its heart-stopping shifts of perspective, is completely entertaining, a kids' movie that will leave grown-ups quoting the best lines to one another.
  3. 90
    A charmer, complete with cute critters voiced by the ultrafamous.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    90
    A dazzling delight.
  5. 88
    It's sharp and funny--not a children's movie, but one of those hybrids that works on different levels for different ages.
  6. Reviewed by: David Kehr
    88
    A bug-eyed marvel. [2 October 1998, p. 56]
  7. 88
    Visually, it's more impressive than Disney's “Toy Story.”
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Feb 3, 2012
    10
    Alright, if you all really think this is not for youngsters, well that depends on what they think. I first saw this when I was 8 and this was the type of animated entertainment of action and violence I looked forward to. Besides, you have to find Antz sense of humor and language entertaining and the story is 83 minutes of amusingly menacing action! Full Review »
  2. Guy!
    May 24, 2007
    9
    For a dreamworks animation production, there is a lot of profanity, but incredibly funny nonetheless.
  3. May 24, 2013
    8
    Overall I really like Antz. For a first film this is really good. What makes this film stand out is the fact that the film takes its audience seriously and does not dumb itself down for the sake of appealing to kiddies. The film is gritty and has interesting message. Plus, it has likeable, interesting, and realistic characters who while insects are human in their personality. This film showed the world what Dreamworks could do that Disney and Pixar did not at the time. They were not afraid to make something edgy and was more for kids than adults. This film has great writing and sophistication that puts it above a lot of animated films both at the time and even today, including some of Dreamworks’ recent films. As a result, Antz is a great flick that I highly recommend checking out. As you get older and older you develop a greater appreciation for it and I am definitely going to see it again in the future. Full Review »