Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Touchstone Pictures, Amblin Entertainment and Released 1988

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Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Released:
1988
Rating:
PG
Who Framed Roger Rabbit is the part animated, part live action sensation produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump). The stage is Hollywood, California and the movie industry in the 1930s and out of the blue, powerful head of Maroon Cartoons hires down on his luck private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins, Mermaids, Hook, Enemy at the Gates) to shake up cartoon star Roger Rabbit with pictures of his wife ' sultry Jessica (Kathleen Turner) ' playing patty cake with ACME head Marvin Acme, in the hopes that it will get Roger back on his acting track. This seems to have the reverse effect, as Marvin Acme is later found dead from having had a safe dropped on his head and making Roger Rabbit the chief suspect. Valiant, who harbors a deep hatred for toons because one killed his brother, must then get to the bottom of the case and find Roger before the evil Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) can get his hands on him.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie is funny, but it's more than funny, it's exhilarating.

  • 100

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    A film whose best moments are so novel, so deliriously funny, and so crazily unexpected that they truly must be seen to be believed. [22 June 1988]

  • 60

    Variety

    An unparalleled technical achievement... Yet the story amounts to little more than inspired silliness about the filmmaking biz where cartoon characters face off against cartoonish ...

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  • If You Love Cartoons, Then This Movie Is For You

    9.5
    The reason I decided to watch this movie was to see how many Disney Looney Tunes crossovers there were, and I'm glad that I did. This movie has to be one of the best I've ever seen. The way that toons and humans coexist is believable and in a way that makes sense, and the plot is exciting. But, I wouldn't recomend this to young children because of its somewhat vulgar language (examples contain damn and hell) and strong and not so subtle sexual inneuendos.



    Characters: 95% (A)

    The characters are awesome and contribute to making this movie great.



    Plot: 97% (A+)

    Private Investigator Eddie Valiant must clear Roger Rabbit's name after he's accused of murdering Marvin Acme, the owner of Toon Town. (I don't want to spoil the rest for you) putting a toon into a dramatic situation with an ivestigator that doesn't like toons, you know that this is going to be interesting



    Humor: 95% (A)

    The humor is slapstick and is uses in proper cartoon logic format.



    Voice Acting: 97% (A+)

    The voices for Roger and Jessica fit their characters perfectly. Also this was Mel Blanc's last credited work before he sadly passed away in 1989.



    Average: 96 (A+)

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  • About this film

    10
    This was excellence. This had great visual effects, sound effects editing and film editing.
  • Grew up watching

    8.5
    Great. Cool idea for a movie.

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last chance for hope, dumb friends, fantastic adventure, gunfights, outrageous situations