Animal Farm
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The British animation firm of John Halas and Joy Batchelor perform yeoman service in adapting George Orwell's allegorical novel Animal Farm to the screen. As any high-school English student can tell you,the original 1945 novel was Orwell's spin on the rise and fall of the Communist myth. A group of intelligent animals overthrow their corrupt human owner and set up their own self-sustained farm, predicated on an idealistic credo: "All Animals are Created Equal", "No Animal Shall Ever Drink Liquor", "Four Legs Good: Two Legs Bad" etc. But when Snowball the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is a serious pity that one can only praise the film version of George Orwell's Animal Farm as a valuable beginning or experiment, and hardly more than that."
‑ Delmore Schwartz, The New Republic
"Comes in an excellent full frame transfer, with an authoritative commentary track by Brian Sibley."
‑ D.K. Holm, Movie Poop Shoot
"An ultimately disappointing adaptation of a classic book."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Though too broad at points (especially the ending), this animated update of Orwell's masterpiece still captures the imagination."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Click to read the article."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"as interesting on screen as it is behind the veil"
‑ Christopher Null,
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