Animated Comedy - This Disney animated comedy/adventure does, as usual, have a lot of
kid appeal, but its premise focusing on an old 8-bit video game
character will hold a lot of appeal for adults, particularly gamers.
The film has equal appeal for males and females, and there is no
real objectionable content aside from some action violence, which may
sometimes be intense for very young children.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Wreck-It Ralph never does anything groundbreaking with this idea, but it's cute and clever and evokes nostalgia for gamers of the '80s and '90s.
Roger EbertFull Review Good More than in most animated films, the art design and color palette of "Wreck-It Ralph" permit unlimited sets, costumes and rules, giving the movie tireless originality and different behavior in every different cyber word.
USA TodayFull Review Very Good Wreck-It Ralph is a bouncy, hilarious and heart-warming, game-trotting trip. Unlike a sugar rush, it provides lasting enjoyment.
Washington PostFull Review Average It's a clever and original idea, with lots of cute sight gags...But the narrative itself is overly busy, noisy and unengaging, with little of the charm...
Note: The rating
above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on
their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 144 moviegoers:
CHILDREN: GREAT REVIEWS FROM ALL THE KIDS!
TEENS:All the females and all but one of the males loved "Wreck-It Ralph."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:These are great reviews from this age group for a kids movie. All but a few males loved it.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are nearly identical. Over half loved it and another quarter enjoyed it very much. Only about a quarter rated it as low as average, which is very good considering this is a kids movie. This is definitely a movie you can talk the whole family to see.
For decades, Ralph (John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fit-It Felix, Jr.
(Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the
Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own
massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple
generations of video games to prove he can be a hero.
On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the
first-person game Hero's Dugy, and feisty misfit Vanellope Von Schweetz (Sarah
Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, who may just be
his first real friend.
But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire
arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day -
but can he do it in time?