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New Zootopia movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Walt Disney Pictures released their new animated/adventure flick, “Zootopia” into theaters this weekend, and all the top movie critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that most of them were quite pleased with the outcome, giving it an overall 81 score out of a possible 100 across 29 reviews at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons, Idris Elba, Alan Tudyk, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Jenny Slate, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, Don Lake and Raymond Persi. We’ve added comments from a few of the critics, below.

Lou Lumenick from the New York Post, gave it a really great 100 score, saying: “The year’s best film so far.”

Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 100 grade. He said: “Zootopia is brimming with silly, slapstick humor and terrific one-liners — and yes, some simple yet valuable lessons about tolerance and prejudice and learning to embrace our differences. There’s nothing wrong with a lesson or two when those lessons are packaged within such a great and memorable film.”

Gary Goldstein over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 90 score, saying: “Bursting with a rich blend of timely themes, superb voice work, wonderful visuals and laugh-out-loud wit, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia is quite simply a great time at the movies.”

Neil Genzlinger from the The New York Times, gave it a 90 score. He stated: “Funny, smart, thought-provoking — and musical, too.”

Michael Rechtsshaffen over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 90 grade, saying: “Boasting a pitch perfect voice cast led by a terrific Ginnifer Goodwin as a righteous rural rabbit who becomes the first cotton-tailed police recruit in the mammal-centric city of Zootopia, the 3D caper expertly combines keen wit with a gentle, and very timely, message of inclusivity and empowerment.”

Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it an 88 score. He said: “A tour through the byways of Zootopia is a bracing blend of color and richly detailed design.”

Katherine Pushkar from the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 score. She said: “Zootopia is so well done I forgot it was animated.”

Brian Truitt from the USA Today, gave it a 75 grade, saying: “Its colorful residents make Zootopia a wondrous place to visit for two hours until you have to go back to real life, where Shakira isn’t a gazelle and law enforcement is a lot less furry.”

Peter Hartlaub from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75, stating: “Throughout Zootopia, each bustling frame is packed with so much repeated-viewings-rewarded imagery that the screen must be sampled rather than taken in as a whole.”

Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 grade. He stated: “Zootopia delivers the genre’s requisite barrage of quick-hit puns and pop culture riffs.”

Robert Abele over at TheWrap, gave it a 75 score, stating: “Thankfully the creators of this expansive adventure, a crime-solving saga starring a bunny who wants to be a cop, have a bit more in mind than the usual strains of aww-dorable humor and frenetic action.”

Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 70 score. He said: “Like the movie as a whole, she (Judy) is funny, sweet, sophisticated and adventurous.”

Peter Debruge over at Variety, gave it a 70 grade. He said: “It is, in short, a city that only the Mouse House could imagine, and one that lends itself surprisingly well to a classic L.A.-style detective story, a la “The Big Lebowski” or “Inherent Vice,” yielding an adult-friendly whodunit with a chipper “you can do it!” message for the cubs.”

Tom Russo from the Boston Globe, gave it a 63 score, stating: “Judy and Nick’s unlikely-buddies routine is amusing, but their exploits and interplay occasionally neglect the youngest demographic.” Stay tuned.

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