More in-depth film festival coverage than any other website!
Home Reviews  Articles  Release Dates Coming Soon  DVD  Top 20s Criticwatch  Search
Public Forums  Festival Coverage  Contests About 

Overall Rating

Worth A Look: 14.29%
Average: 5.71%
Pretty Bad: 1.43%
Total Crap: 1.43%

2 reviews, 58 user ratings

Latest Reviews

Fat Man and Little Boy by Jack Sommersby

Harry & Son by Jack Sommersby

Shattered by Jack Sommersby

Deathstalker II by Jack Sommersby

Ambition by Jack Sommersby

Blackout by Jack Sommersby

Backfire by Jack Sommersby

Hit List, The (1993) by Jack Sommersby

Banker, The by Jack Sommersby

Boogey Man/The Devonsville Terror, The by Jack Sommersby

subscribe to this feed

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
[] Buy posters from this movie
by Ryan Arthur

"We toons may act idiotic, but we're not stupid."
5 stars

I would have been here right after you called, but I had to shake the weasels.


This movie really is a visual marvel, because it seamlessly blends the animation and live acting. Seamlessly. Toons cast shadows, shake live actors around and carry real guns. They change size and perspective along with the shot, just like live actors.

But they're still toons.

That means you also get the slapstick, the falling refrigerators and the near-miss knives landing just below a toon crotch.

Like Spork's review says, this really is fun for the whole family. Kids'll dig the cartoon humor and they'll be fascinated with the animation and the live action blended together. Adults will get the adult jokes (and there are a few). Dads especially will enjoy the sight of one Jessica Rabbit (voice of Kathleen Turner), the curvy, husky voiced spouse of Roger, who's just about as far from a rabbit as a person (or toon) can get.

Roger Rabbit (voice of Charles Fleischer) is framed for the murder of a gag gift creator, and Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), a down on his luck, boozing private eye, is the only one who can help out our boy. Both of them are being hunted by a group of animated weasels who work for the nefarious Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd), who's got plans for ToonTown, the place where all cartoons live. Roger and Eddie have to figure it all out and stop Doom before ToonTown gets "dipped," a phrase defining what happens when a toon is dipped in a mixture that dissolves it completely. The Dip will obliterate ToonTown, and all the toons in it, unless Roger and Eddie can do something about it.

Funny, sweet and pretty darn good. Highly recommended.

Is he always this funny, or only on days when he's wanted for murder?

link directly to this review at
originally posted: 10/31/98 02:08:31
[printer] printer-friendly format  

User Comments

3/23/15 Jerry Spray Awesome cross between live action and animation. 5 stars
12/21/08 Samantha Pruitt really funny and really smart, lots of fun! 5 stars
3/08/08 Pamela White wonderful animation 4 stars
11/14/07 Kyle L An absolute classic! Far and away better than most FX films of today, smart and fun! 5 stars
6/22/07 Austin Wertman cartoony in a wonderful way 5 stars
3/30/07 MP Bartley Witty and inventive. Fun for all the family. 4 stars
3/27/07 fools♫gold one of the greatest movies ever, and if you don't agree then watch it again! 5 stars
12/06/06 David Pollastrini Where are the Flintstones! 4 stars
9/12/06 David Cohen clever and entertaining 4 stars
7/19/06 Sandy + Stephanie (twins) come here little bunny rabbit 5 stars
6/22/06 Joanie Really cute 5 stars
5/06/06 dionwr Groudbreaking movie that still holds up 4 stars
5/02/06 Ryan_A Not THE DIP!!! 5 stars
5/02/06 David Cornelius Shave and a haircut, two bits! 5 stars
5/02/06 HBS-SH ace gives joe bob the boot 5 stars
4/03/06 Quigley groundbreaking technology, funny script, great acting, cartoon violence... my kind of film! 5 stars
3/28/06 Brian Meyer Anyone who hated this is eligible for a free castration 5 stars
1/31/06 the laughing man Giddy fun that's interesting to watch. 5 stars
8/26/05 ES Funny, original and entertaining as all get out, especially like the bullets 4 stars
7/18/05 Jeff So many subliminal messages, and Jessica Rabbit was HOT! Great for hentai fans. 5 stars
4/13/05 Indrid Cold Extremely entertaining and original, very much a cartton for grown-ups. 5 stars
11/08/04 John Mccarthy It was fantastic 5 stars
9/19/04 Sean Scanlan Better than that ovaerrated Space Jam 4 stars
9/05/04 Conor Crockford sweet 5 stars
8/14/04 N.P.D. See it as a kid, you'll love it. Otherwise, you'll just almost love it! 4 stars
7/30/03 Jake I saw it at the moves really liked it, as for now ... it's really annoying! 3 stars
7/24/03 Sully was an okay movie...certainly not Top 20.... 1 stars
6/30/03 Ken Groundbreaking film for combining live action w/animation. 5 stars
6/21/03 John Aster Habig Makes those Disney cartoons look like a bunch of pansies 5 stars
6/18/03 Jon An absolute classic. 5 stars
5/12/03 Mitsaso Tottally amazing! 5 stars
4/17/03 Jon "Thumb the Toad" Lyrik Classic stuff. 5 stars
1/03/03 Mr Math Funny stuff, but doesn't have the legs I thought it would. 3 stars
12/18/02 SiliconHero Puhpuhpuhpuhpuhlease! It's only the greatest live-action/animated film ever! 5 stars
12/05/02 Russell Shootings, chases, mystery, murder, sex, and a curvacous toon. Whats not to love. 5 stars
4/02/02 lauren mccreight a tad over-rated 3 stars
4/02/02 Rockitman007 How can you NOT like this movie???????!!! 5 stars
11/30/01 Andrew Carden You Really Have To Take A Close Look Into It's Special Magic. 5 stars
11/30/01 The $1.98 Pyramid Perfect, perfect, perfect! The octopus barman gives 8 tantacles-up 5 stars
8/06/01 E-Funk A good rime...Christopher Lloyd is fuckin' evil!!! 5 stars
7/28/01 Henry Ginsberg You have to be either extreemly synical or dead not to like this film . 5 stars
7/26/01 moviegoer I own it, love it, and repeat the words along with it... 5 stars
4/25/01 *~Danielle*Ophelia~* (formerly KyLe*BrOfLoVsKi) Now, this is a "New-concept" movie that actually worked on many levels. Outstanding. 5 stars
9/20/00 Jeff not bad, as cartoons go 3 stars
4/27/00 Pansy a masterpiece 5 stars
3/13/00 The Bomb 69 definitely underrated, awesome movie 5 stars
3/12/00 Richard Wright The superb animation is matched only by the solid, witty script. A nigh-on perfect film. 5 stars
10/25/99 Lame-Oh it was cool 5 stars
4/11/99 Alonzo Damn, Jessica Rabbit! Cartoons aren't supposed to look like THAT! 5 stars
12/20/98 bizzy i wanted to be jessica rabbit. hell, i still do. 4 stars
12/11/98 Scion of Graveheart AWESOME movie! Funny as hell, definitely a must-see! Better than Cool World! 5 stars
11/24/98 Fred Fuckin excellent. Very innovative. Funny as Hell! 5 stars
10/29/98 tom I never liked it much---mixing cartoons w/ realtiy never works--i.e.--cool world 2 stars
10/28/98 Silent Rob Even though it eliminates the harshest tones of the novel, this is a stunning achievement! 5 stars
9/22/98 {{{OZ}}} Enjoyed it, but saw it again recently and it doesn't have legs. Give Jessica a sequel!!!! 4 stars
9/13/98 U.N. Owens Wished it was for real 5 stars
Note: Duplicate, 'planted,' or other obviously improper comments
will be deleted at our discretion. So don't bother posting 'em. Thanks!
Your Name:
Your Comments:
Your Location: (state/province/country)
Your Rating:

Discuss this movie in our forum

  21-Jun-1988 (PG)



Home Reviews  Articles  Release Dates Coming Soon  DVD  Top 20s Criticwatch  Search
Public Forums  Festival Coverage  Contests About Australia's Largest Movie Review Database.
Privacy Policy | HBS Inc. | |   

All data and site design copyright 1997-2017, HBS Entertainment, Inc.
Search for
reviews features movie title writer/director/cast