Video Review

Cool World

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
D

Details Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Animation, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne and Brad Pitt; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Brace your fingers for a remote-control workout if you rent director Ralph Bakshi's blatant ripoff of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Every time comic-book artist Jack Deebs (Byrne) gets zapped into an animated universe, incoherent action, decipherable only in slow motion, spills across the screen. But once Deebs pulls doodle-turned-human Holli Would (played by a cheerless Basinger) and a private dick (Brad Pitt) back to reality with him, you'll be bored enough with Cool World to reach for the fast-forward button — if you haven't already hit eject. D

Originally posted Feb 26, 1993 Published in issue #159 Feb 26, 1993 Order article reprints
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