Babe (1995)

A young pig fights convention to become a sheep dog -- or, rather, sheep pig -- in this charming Australian family film, which became an unexpected international success due to superior special effects and an intelligent script. The title… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 4, 1995
DVD Release Date: September 23, 2003
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The rare family-friendly feature with a heart as big as its special effects budget, Babe offers timeless entertainment for viewers of all ages.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Much to my surprise, I found Babe charming in an eccentric, oddly tough-minded sort of way. And if it isn't quite good enough to change my mind about the entire critter-chat genre, it is certainly good enough to recommend.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Here's the summer's sleeper for kids and their parents, a terrific picture that takes a lot of risks and makes them all pay off in a charming story about a pig who fancies himself a sheepdog -- or sheep-pig.

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Dennis King
Tulsa World

Wise, captivating and thoroughly loony, this artful little farm fable is one of those rare films that works for all age levels.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

He's brave and bright, good-natured and ambitious, naive and vulnerable. All in all, he's probably the most winsome orphan to appear on the screen since Freddie Bartholomew impersonated David Copperfield 60 years ago.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Babe is not, strictly speaking, a kid's movie. It is a preposterously funny fable that strikes a chord with adults, too.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

The hero of the children's movie Babe is probably the summer's most likable character -- a pig so appealing he may have your family swearing off hot dogs.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

Thanks to well-trained live animals, clever voice characterizations and a big dash of muppetry from Henson's Creature Shop, Babe and his barnyard friends not only walk the walk and trot the trot, they also talk the talk.

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Gary Dretzka
Chicago Tribune

For children, the movie will play like a storybook come to life. Adults, at first, will marvel at the special effects and puppetry. But ultimately, they'll be won over by the nuances of a story that finds a fresh way to deliver a timeless message.

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Tom Gliatto
People Magazine

The plot provides a worthy lesson for kids, but it plays out like George Orwell's Animal Farm as retold by Barney. Kinda weird.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
Babe is about a pig who is taken from his family and moved onto Hoggett Farm run by Arthur (James Cromwell), and Esme Hogget (Magda Szubanski). Babe is taken… More
Letitia Lew
I loved Dick King Smith books, must've read a dozen of them as a kid. This movie was awesome when I was a kid--the farm animals were charmingly brought to… More
Bathsheba Monk
This is a thoroughly charming movie. I saw it when it first came out and here it is, sixteen (can it be?) years later and having seen probably everything that… More
Candy Rose
Cute talking animals. A young piglet is won at a fair and is brought back to live on a farm. He wants to be a sheep dog, herding sheep like his adopted dog… More
Lucas Martins
With a large targeted to the infantile audience, Babe obtain a nice effect to an older public with an intelligent screenplay, a good direction, just like the… More
Marc Lewis
You know, live action kids movies just aren't what they used to be. "The Haunted Mansion" was okay and "Nacho Libre" was a amazing, but… More