Variety - 08/06/2001
"...The most extensive interplay of live action and animation since WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT'....The fluid hand drawing is the star..."
Rolling Stone - 08/30/2001
"...The animation puts a new spin on things....Clever animation and energetic vocal performances..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/17/2001
"...A fanciful animated cartoon-slash-hygiene lesson..."
New York Times - 08/10/2001
"...Mr. Murray's slob obliviousness is touching....The animated sequences, directed by Piet Kroon and Tito Sito, pop with color and perversity..."
USA Today - 08/10/2001
"...The animation sequences -- the movie's best moments -- hurtle by at breakneck speed....Murray manages to be both disgusting and endearing..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/10/2001
"...A gleefully inventive journey into one man's gastrointestinal system....OSMOSIS JONES is the year's ultimate bodily functions comedy..."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/2002
"...The cumulative effect of all these gags makes OSMOSIS JONES entertaining..."
With OSMOSIS JONES, triple threat writer-director-producer brothers Bobby and Peter Farrelly (THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY) successfully move into the live-action/animation genre. Frank (Bill Murray), a scruffy, overweight zoo keeper, revels in his unhealthy habits much to the chagrin of his young daughter, Shane (Elena Franklin). When Frank eats a dirty hard-boiled egg, the contagion-filled food enters The City of Frank, under the jurisdiction of germ-fighting white blood cell, Osmosis Jones (voiced by Chris Rock). A renegade cop in desperate need of a good case, Jones teams up with Drix (voiced by David Hyde Pierce), a superhero cold pill sent in to fight Frank's sore throat. The duo soon discovers that the troublesome egg carried a particularly evil germ, Thrax (voiced by Laurence Fishburne), who makes dastardly plans while hiding behind seemingly harmless cold symptoms. Jones and Drix struggle to convince Mayor Phlegmming (voiced by William Shatner) and his pretty aide, Leah (voiced by Brandy Norwood) of the danger, and to find the silky speaker, Red Death, before he does Frank true harm. Full of inventive sight gags and typical Farrelly gross-out humor, OSMOSIS JONES is a funny, clever blend of buddy cop romp, cartoon sci-fi, and fable, for both kids and adults.
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