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A Bug's Life

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John Lasseter

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About the Movie

Life is no picnic for the ants on Ant Island! Each summer a gang of greedy grasshoppers - led by the menacing and manipulative Hopper (Kevin Spacey) - descends upon the colony to demand a hefty portion of the ants' hard-earned harvest and generally make life miserable for this peaceful community. Our hero Flik (Dave Foley), an original thinker out of step with the rest of the more traditionally-minded colony, takes it upon himself to get outside help and mistakenly enlists an unemployed troupe of bug performers from a second-rate flea circus to join the fight against the grasshoppers. Working together in their new-found friendship, the ants and the circus bugs prepare for a climactic confrontation with the grasshoppers. When Flik's plan starts to unravel, the action and comedy turns fast and furious as he attempts to save the colony and his reputation.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 85
  • Fresh: 78
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 7.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The best ant colony movie of the year! – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: A Bug's Life may be the single most amazing film I've ever seen that I couldn't fall in love with. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Feb 17, 2012

Fresh: The plot matures handsomely; the characters neatly converge and combust; the gags pay off with emotional resonance. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Lasseter and Pixar broke new technical and aesthetic ground in the animation field with Toy Story, and here they surpass it in both scope and complexity of movement while telling a story that overlaps Antz in numerous ways. – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Most Underrated Pixar film!

A Bug's Life holds it's own against the big Pixar heavywieghts like Nemo, Toy Story and Monsters Inc. If you haven't seen this and enjoy watching the other Pixar movies, this is a must see movie. You won't be disappointed.

fantastic pixar film

great story line with flick who is an ant who has a crush on the princess ant,and wants to get to know her and ends up bringing a crew to fight off the grass hoppers but buy the movie to see the rest

Great Show

Great Show for Kids. Everyone should watch it.

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