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\\The Ant Bully\\ opens today

absmorig (8k image)Warner Brothers’ \\The Ant Bully\\ opens today in 3,050 theatres, according to {{link http://www.boxofficemojo.com/counts/chart/?yr=2006&wk=30&p=.htm Box Office Mojo}}. The film gets mixed reviews from the critics, garnering a just rotten 53% at {{link http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/ant_bully/ Rotten Tomatoes}}. \\Entertainment Weekly\\ says it is “an effortlessly clever animated confection”. However, the \\Hollywood Reporter\\ says the film is “anonymously generic and charmlessly mechanical”. The film’s \\message\\ also seems to be dividing the critics. The \\{{link http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?node=cityguide/profile=1114188&lat=200.0&lon=200.0&displaySearchLocation=&nm=1&categories=Movies Washington Post}}\\ hypes the “rigorously moral point of view”, and {{link http://grouchoreviews.com/index.php?module=Movie_Reviews&func=display&id=2627 Groucho Reviews}} likes “the political allegory that separates this one from the pack”. On the other hand the \\{{link http://www.startribune.com/412/story/578747.html Minneapolis Star Tribune}}\\ thinks “the film’s heavyhanded lessons” make it into a “predictable and preachy snoozefest”, and {{link http://www.efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=14886&reviewer=392 eFilmCritic.com}} says the “dopey inspirational moments [may] win over young children for a while, but it does nothing to set itself apart”. {{link http://www.boxofficemojo.com/forecast/ Box Office Mojo}} predicts a third place opening weekend with $13.3 million, just ahead of \\Monster House\\’s predicted (second week) fourth place finish with $12.4 million.

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