, The Killing Joke , and Hell & Back destroying Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa career, R-rated animation is making a real comeback! Continuing the hot streak unabated is this week’s , which looks to be the purest distillation of co-creator/star Seth Rogen’s comedy MO: a literal walking talking dick joke. And we keep the party going with this week’s gallery: the Sausage Party 24 28 best and worst R-rated animated movies by Tomatometer.
Waltz With Bashir
Critics Consensus: A wholly innovative, original, and vital history lesson, with pioneering animation, Waltz With Bashir delivers its message about the Middle East in a mesmerizing fashion.
Critics Consensus: Anomalisa marks another brilliant and utterly distinctive highlight in Charlie Kaufman’s filmography, and a thought-provoking treat for fans of introspective cinema.
Critics Consensus: Akira is distractingly bloody and violent, but its phenomenal animation and sheer kinetic energy helped set the standard for modern anime.
Critics Consensus: Following its own brand of logic, Paprika is an eye-opening mind trip that is difficult to follow but never fails to dazzle.
South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut
Critics Consensus: Its jokes are profoundly bold and rude but incredibly funny at the same time.
Critics Consensus: Its storyline isn’t as wondrous as its visuals, but $9.99 has a sophistication and handmade charm that sets it apart from the animated pack.
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
I Married a Strange Person!
A Scanner Darkly
Critics Consensus: A faithful adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel, A Scanner Darkly takes the viewer on a visual and mind-blowing journey into the author’s conception of a drug-addled and politically unstable world.
Critics Consensus: Perfect Blue is overstylized, but its core mystery is always compelling, as are the visual theatrics.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Critics Consensus: This may be strictly for anime junkies, but they’ll find much to like about Cowboy Bebop‘s casual violence and cool dialogue.
Critics Consensus: It’s sexist, juvenile, and dated, but Heavy Metal makes up for its flaws with eye-popping animation and a classic, smartly used soundtrack.
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3
Critics Consensus: Renaissance attempts to blend sci-fi wonder with stark noir animation, but is often more fun to look at than to watch.
Batman: The Killing Joke
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
Critics Consensus: The non sequitur humor of Aqua Teen Hunger Force will surely appeal to its built-in fanbase, but for the uninitiated, the premise wears thin.
X: The Movie
The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat
Shame of the Jungle
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
Critics Consensus: While visually arresting, Appleseed‘s narrative and dialogue pondering existentialism is ponderous, awkward, and clumsy.
Heavy Metal 2000