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Based on 23 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
Dallas Observer
Lasseter and Stanton and the rest of the animators and gagsmiths use the computer with staggering imaginative freedom.
All-embracing--funny and silly and tender, full of fun scares and endless sight gags.
Film Threat
This is a family film. There's a great deal of wackiness.
What A Bug's Life demonstrates is that when it comes to bugs, the most fun ones to hang out with hang exclusively with the gang at Pixar.
The New York Times
Makes jaunty, imaginative use of both extraordinary technology and bold storytelling possibilities within the insect world.
Chicago Sun-Times
The story, about an ant colony that frees itself from slavery to grasshoppers, is similar in some ways to the autumn's other big animated release, "Antz," but it's aimed at a broader audience and lacks the in-jokes.
Christian Science Monitor
The story is amusing and the animation is first-rate, but there's less sparkling originality than in "Toy Story."
Entertainment Weekly
So obsessed with wowing you, in every corner of every frame, that as a movie it doesn't quite breathe.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
In a movie about an ant colony, perhaps it's futile to complain about a superfluity of characters. Yet this need to cover every permutation of cuteness is one major drawback to the cast of A Bug's Life.
L.A. Weekly
The most pleasure to be had from this high-tech bore is to compare the Disney world-view evidenced here (the triumph of collectivism) with that of DreamWorks’ own creepy-crawler animation, “Antz” (the triumph of individualism).

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