The Fox & the Child
The Fox & the Child (2007)

A woman recounts her childhood friendship with a fox as a young girl.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: April 7, 2009
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jackanory-esque voiceover from Winslet lends a syrupy tone to this mawkish and slow, but beautifully shot, human/beastie buddy movie.

Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

There's plenty of scope for sentimental tears, but I hope most children will go away with something punchier - a longing to observe the natural world in this much detail, and a new respect for the difference between owning something, and loving it.

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Don Groves
sbs.com.au

A gentle, rambling adventure in the wild.

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Evan Williams
The Australian

The Fox and the Child is more than a wildlife documentary. It invites us to contemplate alternative worlds of sensation and experience, to enter the consciousness of other species, to explore our contacts with them.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Jacquet's golden-hued cautionary tale is beautiful to look at. It's also accurate in the way the time frame of friendship unfolds, and is spot on in illustrating our tendency to anthropomorphise cute animals.

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Anders Wotzke
Moviedex

Falls shy of being either a captivating tale for kids or an enlightening documentary for adults.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

It's very beautiful, but it's so contrived.

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Derek Elley
Variety

Film is largely just the sum of its images and, aside from a surprise ending, is more a pleasant view with charming moments than a consistently gripping narrative.

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

The result is Nature seen through the eyes of a solitary and fanciful child with Jacquet intensifying the theatricality of it all by playing around with scale, amplifying every sound and raising the wildlife count.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

Luc Jacquet doesn't do great narration, but he does animals really well.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
His previous film "March of The Penguins" was an impressive nature programme, on a par with David Attenborough. This time director Luc Jacquet… More
Roy Gutteridge
Children will undoubtedly adore the film
Wahida K
Christ I dont know where to begin? This very beautiful tale of a girl becoming friend with a Fox and tries to make it a Home Pet is very adventurous. Not only… More
Dannielle Albert
The little girl in this movie was an adorable red-haired pixie who I fell in love with at once. She was almost as fun to watch as the foxes and beautiful… More
Film Crazy
i didnt like march of the penguins which was directed or produced by the same person although interesting it just wasnt as good as i thought it might be and… More