Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Universal acclaim- based on 201 Ratings

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  • Summary: Gumshoe detective Eddie Valiant (Hoskins) is on the job in both Hollywood and Toontown, and the line between reality and fantasy gets blurred as Eddie tries to solve a major "who dunnit." He's thrown for quite a set of curves when he meets Jessica Rabbit, the sultry "toon" who whispers "I'mGumshoe detective Eddie Valiant (Hoskins) is on the job in both Hollywood and Toontown, and the line between reality and fantasy gets blurred as Eddie tries to solve a major "who dunnit." He's thrown for quite a set of curves when he meets Jessica Rabbit, the sultry "toon" who whispers "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." When Eddie gets mixed up with the fast-talking "toon" Roger Rabbit (Fleischer) he finds himself crossing paths with such characters as the hilarious Baby Herman, Benny the Cab, the sinister Judge Doom and more, in a wacky adventure of a lifetime. (Buena Vista) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Sheila Benson
    100
    Dense, satisfying, feverishly inventive and a technical marvel… But--animation aside--the treasure of the piece is Hoskins' pungent, visceral comic performance. [22 June 1988]
  2. 100
    An instant slapstick classic from Disney and Steven Spielberg. Already, it's a hare's breadth away from legend. [22 June 1988]
  3. Combines live-action and animation with breathtaking wizardry... Alternately hilarious, frightening, and awesome.
  4. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Dave Kehr
    100
    Brilliantly funny, bracingly smart and surprisingly moving. [22 June 1988]
  5. 100
    If you don’t like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, have your pulse checked... You'll forget yourself right through to the end when Porky Pig, dressed as a cop, says "M-move along, there's n-nothing more to s-see folks." [24 June 1988]
  6. San Francisco Chronicle
    Reviewed by: Peter Stack
    100
    What is astonishing about this movie is how all the elements are so deftly mixed - the technology of real sets and people interwoven with the cartoon world, and yet Zemeckis hardly sacrifices a beat in laying out a curlicuing '40s-style thriller. [22 June 1988]
  7. The New Republic
    Reviewed by: Stanley Kauffmann
    20
    The plot, the gags, the action are so stupid and strident, so unfunnily parodic, that the film's only interest is in wondering how they did it-the mix of animation and live action. [1 Aug 1988]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. Oct 15, 2011
    10
    I see no reason not to like this film, it's uproariously funny, with plenty of memorable scenes and quotes to keep you going for ages. EachI see no reason not to like this film, it's uproariously funny, with plenty of memorable scenes and quotes to keep you going for ages. Each and every character are suited to their roles, perfectly picked, as a film, you have to have a particular set of actors and actresses to play certain people, or voice cartoon people and animals, otherwise your film will dramatically flop at the box office. You can see here that the production crew did not fail to call on the best of the people in order to create the classic movie of all sorts.
    Unlike many more modern films where a hybrid of live-action and animation is created, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of the best types of these films where the interactions between the live people and the cartoons and accuracy of positioning cartoons in the right place are realistic, and you can actually see relationships developing between real life people and cartoons. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is certainly fine art, in particularly the finest, as well as being funny, there is always a darkness beneath, in the form of Judge Doom, which is played with amazing precision by Christopher Lloyd. It does so without ruining the atmosphere, as some films always fail to combine darkness and laughter in the certain amount of time.
    This film is for everyone - who says its for kids only? Of course there are innuendos and threats which goes over kids heads, but it has a certain something which makes it for everyone. I was 16 when I first watched it, and I loved it.
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  2. Sep 28, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I see no reason not to like this film, it's uproariously funny, with plenty of memorable scenes and quotes to keep you going for ages. Each and every character are suited to their roles, perfectly picked, as a film, you have to have a particular set of actors and actresses to play certain people, or voice cartoon people and animals, otherwise your film will dramatically flop at the box office. You can see here that the production crew did not fail to call on the best of the people in order to create the classic movie of all sorts.
    Unlike many more modern films where a hybrid of live-action and animation is created, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of the best types of these films where the interactions between the live people and the cartoons and accuracy of positioning cartoons in the right place are realistic, and you can actually see relationships developing between real life people and cartoons. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is certainly fine art, in particularly the finest, as well as being funny, there is always a darkness beneath, in the form of Judge Doom, which is played with amazing precision by Christopher Lloyd. It does so without ruining the atmosphere, as some films always fail to combine darkness and laughter in the certain amount of time.
    This film is for everyone - who says its for kids only? Of course there are innuendos and threats which goes over kids heads, but it has a certain something which makes it for everyone. I was 16 when I first watched it, and I loved it.
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  3. Jul 18, 2013
    10
    Hilarious stuff done over the top in major style. Had me surprised for how sexual it was with all the Jessica Rabbit stuff. But all in all,Hilarious stuff done over the top in major style. Had me surprised for how sexual it was with all the Jessica Rabbit stuff. But all in all, it was a creative and hilarious movie. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Feb 22, 2008
    9
    I had so much fun with this movie. A classic.
  5. Jan 27, 2016
    9
    So much for not earning a 10.... should've had a 10 and should've been a 10 ever since its release date. There's something wrong with thoseSo much for not earning a 10.... should've had a 10 and should've been a 10 ever since its release date. There's something wrong with those people who decided to review the wrong movie. Yeah, I'm talking to those people who gave negative reviews on this movie. Expand
  6. Jan 7, 2014
    8
    Really impressive piece of work here. Not only is the story itself interesting, but the beautiful and seamless blending of animation and liveReally impressive piece of work here. Not only is the story itself interesting, but the beautiful and seamless blending of animation and live action is insane to watch and is truly where the magic happens here. Entertaining for people of all ages. Expand
  7. Dec 25, 2013
    0
    It's seriously just annoying. There's a reason things in cartoons only happen in cartoons.

    The production quality is dreadful, all the
    It's seriously just annoying. There's a reason things in cartoons only happen in cartoons.

    The production quality is dreadful, all the lines are trite, and the plot is thin.

    No redeeming qualities about this movie. The only reason anyone would like this is nostalgia.
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