Anthony Taormina of FilmFracture wrote:
"Themes of self-discovery and acceptance are heavy subject material for an animated film, but "Wreck-It Ralph" handles them with confidence, and never becomes too preachy or saccharine. The decision to create such a detailed set of worlds helps the film explore the plight of the "bad guy" without making it too obvious. But beyond that "Wreck-It Ralph" is a film that is so mind-numbingly creative it will leave the parents, more so than kids, heads spinning. It lets the gamers revel in an examination of their subculture and how the industry has evolved over the years, and then switches gears into a playful Candy Land-esque aesthetic that appeals to a wider audience. "Wreck-It Ralph" is "Toy Story" for a new generation; a film about finding and accepting one's place in society, even if that society is all 1s and 0s."