Space Jam – Nostalgia Critic

The Nostalgia Critics reviews 1996’s Michael Jordan bio-pic Space Jam.

About Doug Walker

Creator of 5 Second Movies, Nostalgia Critic, Bum Reviews and more.


  1. I haven’t seen this movie since I was a kid. I really liked it back then, but from the clips in this review it looks stupid now (except for the tackling of Granny, that’ll forever be awesome). And I’ll admit that when I was a kid, Lola was my favorite character in the movie. She reminded me a lot of Jessica Rabbit (which is kinda funny since Lola’s a rabbit and Jessica isn’t).

    Top 2 funniest Critic comments are:

    It’s like every advertiser’s wet dream.

    Rabbits aren’t sexy, rabbits are food!

  2. I do like Loony Toons
    This is actually a fun movie
    Lola is VeRy NiCe. That dos count

  3. this movie was then & even now, ultimately,.. forgettable. just, forgettable.
    a movie with Michael-Freakin’-Jordan, and the Loony-Freakin’-Toons,.. Forgettable.
    even as a kid not knowing any better, this movie while having some moments here& there,
    was ultimately boring & forgettable. the soundtrack even threw me off & made me cringe here & there,
    and as someone who is a big fan of soundtracks of films/shows/games, as well the films/shows/games themselves. this was a double-whammy of a let-down.
    a lame movie + a cheesy soundtrack = freakin’ stupid… ‘Nough – Said

  4. Looks like Doug hadn’t heard of Furries back in 2008.

  5. I saw this movie recently on TV and its biggest crime is that it’s boring. This movie could at least be interesting but it even fails at that.

  6. I remember liking this movie as a kid, but you know that a movie doesn’t hold up when you stop and realize, “I haven’t watched that movie in years.” A good movie is something you will remember to pull out from time to time.

    Also, I know that Doug responded to a backlash about the whole “bunny boobies” thing, but I have a few friends who are furries. Of course, the main misconception is that most furries are not sexually attracted to anthropomorphic non-human animals. But, even more importantly, if you showed an actual bunny (not bipedal with human expressions or fingers) that had boobs, most people would find that odd. Animated movies have constantly promoted sexualized female characters who are non-human animals. The reason it works is because they walk on two legs, have fingers, talk, wear clothes, have hips and breasts, and have human facial expressions. At that point, any differences can’t be that significant. I mean, boobs in any form will get almost anyone’s attention, even gay guys or straight girls.

  7. Moviemantweeter1999

    Huh the good old days of nostalgia critic. I’m glad I watched this review because now I’m feeling that I could write a better script for this movie then these horrible four writers could do in one session. Now after this comment gets posted I can go and watch the nostalgia critic real thoughts on it. I love you critic and thank you for this link. But there’s been rumors of sequels which let’s hope to god doesn’t happen with the same writers.

  8. Bunny Boobies FTW! I fuck lola

  9. You know, I’m going to disagree with a lot of critics here, including NC. If you made the Looney Tunes funny in this movie and made the humans a little more funny, this would actually be a really good movie. Bonus points if you remove the gratuitous marketing dialogue. Pretty much everything else about it works. The plot with the Martian amusement park is kind of brilliant and both it and the basketball challenge plot points make sense. Add in some seamless live-action/animation blending that still looks good to this day, plenty of energy, a sport people can get excited about, and an awesome soundtrack, and you can see why Space Jam was in reality a hit.

    You know, Space Jam and Home Alone have a lot in common. A great plot premise, a great soundtrack, and was a big hit with the kids for all the right reasons. They both also get a lot of negative feedback from cynical adult critics, but– while sometimes the critics are right about some of the details being bad– the critics are often missing the goodness and deserved success of the movies as a whole. Although I will say Home Alone is way better than Space Jam (the first two movies are, anyway), and is a treat for any respectful Christmas lover. But I digress.

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