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Universal acclaim- based on 88 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'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
  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Fantasy, Comedy, Crime, Animation, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 104 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 100
    An instant slapstick classic from Disney and Steven Spielberg. Already, it's a hare's breadth away from legend. [22 June 1988]
  2. Combines live-action and animation with breathtaking wizardry... Alternately hilarious, frightening, and awesome.
  3. 100
    The movie is funny, but it's more than funny, it's exhilarating.
  4. 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]
  5. It's the year's cleverest comedy in more ways than one. The animated sequences are brilliant... Most important, the story also has dark overtones that lend a hint of seriousness to what could have been just silly. [24 June 1988]
  6. 100
    Brilliantly funny, bracingly smart and surprisingly moving. [22 June 1988]
  7. 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: 21 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Sep 6, 2013
    10
    Director Robert Zemeckis has created an extraordinary world of wizardry and magic by combining animation and live-action that' ll make your mind blown into pieces. Expand
  2. Jul 22, 2011
    10
    This is one of the best movies that combine both animation and real life. It's spectacular how realistic the interactions between them are, because it draws attention away from the fact that the cartoons are just ink, pen and pencil and aren't actually there. Normally I felt upset that the woman who voiced Jessica Rabbit was left uncredited, but she still did a brilliant job; and the whole cast did the same of keeping up the pace of the movie. I'm certain the voices of especially Eddie Valiant, Roger Rabbit and Judge Doom couldn't have gone to anyone else because I couldn't help but experience the emotions (especially of laughter but also amazingly merges fear and chills down the back of your spine; mostly when Judge Doom was on the screen) that you're supposed to experience in this sort of movie. And Gilbert's right, this movie is FUN. Especially the mystery you get to unravel along the way. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2011
    10
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit perfected the combination of animation and live-action together into a full length feature film that was amazing for its time and still amazing today. Talents like Bob Hopkins (Eddie Valiant) and Christopher Lloyd (Judge Doom) talking to animated characters on the screen (or nothing/ manikins on set while the film was in production) were performed fantastically that became believable to the viewer's eye. The film contains a variety of comedy, action and drama all presented well with such memorable and iconic characters for all audiences to enjoy. The film may have some innuendos and content that are not suitable for the younger ones, but the movie does hide those really well for the children to not catch on. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is an inspiring film for animators and filmmakers alike and shows that cartoons aren't just around this world to entertain children only. For someone who watched this movie countless of times, Who Framed Roger Rabbit receives a perfect 10 from me. Expand
  4. JB
    Aug 11, 2006
    9
    A great film. Ignore Stanley Kauffmann's remarks, this movie is a funny, fresh little wonder that amazed the world with its images and captured the heart with its characters. Expand
  5. Apr 16, 2013
    9
    This movie has got to be one of my favorite movies of my childhood. A true classic. The crossover that almost everyone wanted to see. While time has been a little hard on the movie, it still think it is highly entertaining. There is nothing much I can say about this movie that the Nostalgia Critic didn't say in his review. This movie manages to bring two big studios together and still retain their individuality within the movie all at the same time being completely loyal to their characters.

    Overall:
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit will always be a timeless classic for me and one of my favorite movies.
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  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 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
    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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