Babe Reviews

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Jay Hardwig
Austin Chronicle
May 13, 2008
Babe provides a stunning revisionist take on barnyard politics, and may change the whole way we view pigs politically.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 13, 2008
This Australian-made movie has a darker edge than most American kiddie films, but a perfectly contrived happy ending should soothe juvenile sensibilities. Adults, meanwhile, may find themselves enthralled.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Leonard Klady
Variety
May 13, 2008
A dazzling family entertainment with enormous charm that utilizes breathtaking technical innovation.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
January 24, 2007
Its seemingly effortless synthesis of humor and pathos [is] almost as wonderful as is its ability to capture the sense of awe and fear that attends youth's initial exposure to the big wide world.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
December 10, 2006
This enchanting, cleverly made fable, brings freshness and charm to the premise of talking animals. A sleeper, the picture was nominated for 7 Oscars, including Best Picture, winning one for Visual Effects.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 29, 2006
This flick brings home the bacon
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Brian Case
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Charming, eccentric and very amusing.
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com
November 10, 2005
One of the five greatest family films ever made. Possibly the best. Pure magic.
| Original Score: 5/5
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
December 31, 2004
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Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
September 23, 2004
A delightful family treat.
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 25, 2004
...brought home the bacon at the box-office.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
February 3, 2004
A wonderful family movie; one of the best of the 1990s, and all time.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 18, 2004
A sweet, surprisingly moving little fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
Babe is a weird and wonderful charmer based on Dick King-Smith's popular children's story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
April 4, 2003
Entertaining and moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 9, 2003
This little piggy is a very big deal
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 29, 2002
One of those rare family films that refuses to talk -- or rather write -- down to the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
It's a great story -- tender without being sentimental, great for kids, engaging for adults, and with a four-legged protagonist who's as good and decent a hero as you could ask for in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
A little moral masterpiece with its honoring of the values of hospitality, empathy and service of others.
Top Critic
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
A lovely, intelligent gem of G-rated entertainment that is also rib-tickling funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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