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Fantastic Mr. Fox

United States
Animation. Comedy | Stop Motion
Angry farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with a sly fox, look to get rid of their opponent and his family. Mr. and Mrs. Fox (voices from George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristofferson (Eric Anderson). But after twelve years of quiet domesticity, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back ... [+]
Author Review
United StatesUnited States M
A. O. Scott
The New York Times
"In some ways his [Anderson's] most fully realized and satisfying film. (...) Amazing ingenuity and skill (...) it is precisely the movie that a child smitten with Roald Dahl’s fiction and fascinated by the enigmas of the adult world would dream of making"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
"Other filmmakers turn to children’s stories when they have kids of their own. Anderson seems to have made this one for his inner child (...) is a fairy tale for adults"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Sara Vilkomerson
The New York Observer
"Visually, its a true marvel (...) it feels like something entirely new."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Roger Ebert
"An animated picture with nothing in common with traditional animation (...) Children, especially, will find things they don't understand, and things that scare them. Excellent. A good story for children should suggest a hidden dimension (...) Rating: ★★★½ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
J.R. Jones
Chicago Reader
"An instant classic. The material allows Anderson to neutralize the most irritating aspects of his work"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Todd McCarthy
"Anderson’s indelible imprint is on every frame here, more for better than for worse. All craft aspects are aces."  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian
"I found it utterly beguiling and entirely consistent (...) In its cheerful anarchy and brutality it's very Dahlian – in spirit, anyway (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Ian Nathan
"Genuinely original: a silly, hilarious and oddly profound adaptation for adult-sized children (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
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