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Reviews: Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com
    • Excerpt: Boasting a wealth of visual and scriptural imagination, Wreck-It Ralph easily emerges as one of Disney’s most creative and original animated features of all time.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
    • Excerpt: Has no apparent goal other than being the biggest, most colorful film it can be, with a warm and fuzzy message that isn’t aiming to be sophisticated, and it does what it sets out to do.
  • [New – 3/14] | Simon Brew @ Den Of Geek
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Those who’ve played and programmed the games over the decades will find some fun with in-jokes involving the likes of Pac-man and Q*bert but anyone else over the age of ten will likely be bored.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: Yet Wreck-It Ralph is not just an opportunity for children of the ’80s and ’90s to indulgence their well-established penchant for retrophilia and nostalgia. Much like Toy Story, its most obvious forebear, the wry jokes based on recognisable characters – or at least character types – from popular culture are built upon a solid, warm and heartfelt story.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Wreck-It Ralph knows that it can only play at its inside jokes for so long before the shtick gets old.
  • Dustin Freeley @ Movies About Gladiators.com
  • Kimberly Gadette @ doddle
    • Excerpt: Disney can dress it up, take it out to the arcade and plug it full of quarters … but at the end of the cord, the film’s a simple, 8-bit I-gotta-be-me story, with a dull plot and tepid characters. Game over.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Inventively wired, this video-game adventure explores visually dazzling, distinctively retro worlds.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Gets that we have a relationship with games that exists beyond the point at which play in any given game stops, that we have a relationship with “gaming”.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Gabe Leibowitz @ Film and Felt
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: If you ever wondered what happened to your favorite video game characters after you turned off the console, Wreck-It Ralph may be your best bet at finding out. Disney’s departure from its Princess aesthetic is engaging, entertaining and emotionally satisfying.
  • Matthew Lucas @ From the Front Row
    • Excerpt: Director Rich Moore, whose previous directorial efforts have all been on television, never bludgeons over the head with the message either, instead giving us a smartly crafted and highly entertaining film that is as pleasing for children as it is for adults.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
    • Excerpt: It’s like the animated counterpart of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, that masterpiece of a live-action-video-game-meets-humanized-anime. Whereas that film placed human characters in a world flush with video game accents, this one puts video game characters in a human context, lifting the veil on decades of console programming and exposing its vulnerable underbelly.
  • Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
    • Excerpt: Fun enough, “Wreck-It Ralph” is nothing special
  • Ryan McNeil @ The Matinee
    • Excerpt: Walt Disney wants us to grab a handful of quarters and walk back into the arcade. Unfortunately, the game it wants us to play isn’t nearly as cool as all the other games in the joint.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: A vibrant, fast-paced ride, Disney has a real winner in Wreck-It Ralph, which should entertain parents just as much as their kids.
  • James Plath @ Family Home Theater
    • Excerpt: Wreck-It Ralph plays out a little like a screwball comedy.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: How sad can it be if you’re station in life is one of violence and destruction. What must life be like if your function is to be hated and reviled over and over and over and over.
  • Diego Salgado @ FanDigital [Spanish]
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: It panders specifically to the 80s and 90s video-gamer but also to the modern-day gamer who wouldn’t know a Galaga from a Zaxxon if it walked up and hit them in their Asteroids.
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
    • Excerpt: A witty, imaginative romp.
  • Jean-François Vandeuren @ Panorama-cinema.com [French]
  • Phil Villarreal @ OKMagazine.com
    • Excerpt: Wreck-it Ralph himself may be a brute known for breaking stuff, but I’m happy to report his film left my games-loving heart intact.
  • George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd [Greek]
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 11:03 am

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