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2.3
258 Ratings

Looney Tunes: Back in Action

Directed by Joe Dante, Eric Goldberg
United States, 2003
Comedy, Animation

Synopsis

The Looney Tunes search for a man’s missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.

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Looney Tunes: Back in Action Directed by Joe Dante, Eric Goldberg

Critics reviews

I rewatched Joe Dante’s repudiation of the godawful Space Jam at Metrograph’s Warner Brothers animation series, and found it as revelatory now as it was in 2003, when I named it my favorite film of the year. Ad man Joe Pytka was doing little more than extending the Warner Bros. brand by forcing Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, et al into a Michael Jordan basketball vehicle. Dante, with a skeletal spy film structure embraces the dada doodling that defined the best of the Termite Terrace output.
June 28, 2016
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The film is rich with hilarious throwaway gags, including less-than-flattering portrayals of the Acme and Warner brass (featuring Ron Perlman as VP of Never Learning), a hilarious Michael Jordan cameo, and the mind-searing image of Heather Locklear writhing around on a Vegas stage surrounded by dwarves in plastic Yosemite Sam faces.
November 21, 2012
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It’s remarkable that Joe Dante, one of the most personal directors working in Hollywood, has never had or sought to have [an “a film by”] credit on his pictures… I don’t know who controlled the final cut on Looney Tunes: Back in Action—which seems even more personal than Small Soldiers—and the screen credits don’t tell us much.
November 21, 2003
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