Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
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  1. If the movie has loads of nerve, its ambitious fusion of cartoons and live-action comedy is only fitfully amusing.
  2. Reviewed by: Colin Kennedy
    60
    Best of all, an astonishing sequence in which Bugs, Daffy and Porky Pig leap from painting to painting in a breathless chase through the Louvre sufficiently demonstrates just how much life modern animation techniques can breathe into these timeless characters.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    A not-inventive-enough romp that belches out gags at a rapid-fire clip but connects so sporadically as to leave the audience enervated but only sparingly entertained.
  4. Reviewed by: Melissa Levine
    50
    A mind-numbing, achingly post-modern advertisement for itself, which attempts to distract us from its highly merchandised nature by constantly referring to it. In other words, it's morally corrupt, but your kids will love it.
  5. 50
    You never lose awareness that Fraser and, particularly, Elfman are acting alongside creatures they can't actually see, and you constantly think you should be having more fun than you are. In the end, you want to ask the filmmakers: Is that all, folks?
  6. 50
    There's a reason why Looney Tunes cartoons were six minutes long. Stretched out over an hour and a half, they're wearying.
  7. The film is preoccupied with whiz-bang adventure rather than storytelling. There's also too much cartoon violence for young kids.
  8. Reviewed by: Christine Dolan
    50
    Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck might want to talk to their agents about looking for better material.
  9. I've laughed harder during a single "Road Runner" cartoon than I did throughout Back in Action.
  10. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    50
    Fraser's goofiness matches that of the animated characters and he cheerfully pokes fun at his celebrity persona, while Elfman is oddly appealing as a strong woman who must seek help from a wascally wabbit.
  11. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    50
    Fraser and Bugs Bunny are the highlights of this pleasant but unoriginal film.
  12. Has its funny moments, but all too often it's a corny, lackluster film in which humans pretend (not always convincingly) to interact with cartoons.
  13. 50
    With the exception of its bland leads, Back In Action's frenetic plot serves as its biggest weakness, but it at least provides the framework for two Tashlin-worthy setpieces.
  14. Reviewed by: Scott Brown
    42
    There are flashes of wit -- Speedy Gonzales muttering about political correctness and an arty chase through the Louvre. But there is also random flatulence, a.k.a. the stink of desperation.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Nov 10, 2011
    3
    Sadly, "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" is one terribly written movie with incoherent characters and disgusting CGI. The critics were way offSadly, "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" is one terribly written movie with incoherent characters and disgusting CGI. The critics were way off the scale for this one... Full Review »
  2. Dec 17, 2011
    5
    Yes, the Looney Tunes are back in action, but the story is a mess and it gets tiring after a while. The mix between real life and Looney TunesYes, the Looney Tunes are back in action, but the story is a mess and it gets tiring after a while. The mix between real life and Looney Tunes doesn't work well here. Full Review »
  3. Mar 22, 2011
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Yes, the movie may have had the Looney Tunes charm I remember watching as a kid, but I can't help but feel that the movie was trying to destroy the much better movie Space Jam's legacy. And while I don't really have anything against fart jokes in movies, did you really have to make Taz fart? Thanks for ruining my childhood idiots. Full Review »