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: November 25, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 93% 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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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

The fact that the story takes place in an imagined world in the most genuinely real of ways is the film's most refreshing and deeply charming quality.

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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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Jason Bailey

'Fantastic Mr. Fox' may be the purest distillation of Anderson's specific, inimitable style.

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Laremy Legel

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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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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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.
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
Carlos Magalh„es
A visually stunning animation that dazzles us at every second especially as we see the amazing attention that it pays to its smallest details, and the result is… More
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