Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fantastic Mr. Fox is a delightfully funny feast for the eyes with multi-generational appeal -- and it shows Wes Anderson has a knack for animation.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

Visually, the movie is a wonder, with its profusion of detail and exquisitely focussed "performances" by the figurines, whom Anderson frames in images as precisely composed as those in his live-action work.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

The same eye for immaculate compositions that had seemed increasingly to hem in his human actors here serves as the basis for some of the most inventive animated set pieces this side of Nick Park.

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Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman

If Fantastic Mr Fox feels like Anderson's freshest film since Rushmore, that can only be due to the animation. Beneath those tactile textures, there's nothing you could strictly call fantastic.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Sometimes too clever by half, the film, replete with in-jokes, may in some ways work better for adults. Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwarztman also provide adept voice work.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Adds yet another wry, carefully composed bibelot to the cabinet of curios that defines the Anderson oeuvre.

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Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade

Fantastic Mr. Fox is gorgeous and fanciful, with a glorious stop-motion animation style of its own.

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Laremy Legel
Film.com

A boisterous and magnificent treat.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The result is not only marvellous whimsy, but also something that advances the burgeoning retro-tech movement.

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Katherine Monk
Canada.com

No matter how thin the narrative clay gets in this stop-motion animated piece, there's more than enough faux fur to make you purr from plush-toy flashbacks.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Cute movie and def different after all the cgi movies to come out with something new.
Mark Walker
Director Wes Anderson's quirky indie humour and off-beat dysfunctional characters have been very appealing to me over the years. Upon the news that he was… More
danny d
innovative and fun, wes andersons animated film is destined to become a classic. the voice acting was superb and the story was clever, anderson made great… More
Kevin Cookman
20th favorite film of all time
Spencer S.
As a fan of Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, and Roald Dahl, this film was almost a dream come to life that I hadn't known I had ever truly wanted. The basis… More
Louis Rogers
There's the Wes Anderson bit, and the Dahl bit. I'm massive fans of both bits generally speaking, but combined it really doesn't work for me. It… More

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