Fantastic Mr. Fox Reviews

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
December 20, 2009
It short, it's fantastic. At 87 delightful, subversive and hilarious minutes, there's so much attitude in this stop-motion puppet fantasy, the hearts of children and adults alike will soar to the heavens.
December 20, 2009
Despite looking like a children's movie, I don't think kids would like it very much...softens Anderson's fetish for randomness and forces him to stay on track...his kooky brand of humor just works better as a cartoon
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
December 18, 2009
uses a deceptively childlike idiom and woodland creatures to explore human nature in most profound and piquant fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
December 18, 2009
This is hands down my favorite animated film of 2009.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
December 17, 2009
The style, like the theme, is poised gracefully between order and chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
William Goss
Orlando Weekly
December 17, 2009
This is about as quote-unquote fantastic as it gets.
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
December 17, 2009
Wes Anderson's typically quirky approach to a slim Roald Dahl story is a genuine charmer even if it's slightly over-extended.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
December 14, 2009
So much fun, I can hardly stand it. A great film with wonderful voice performances by the entire cast. You have got to see it. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 13, 2009
I'm starting to wish every auteur would go and make his or her own stop-motion animated flick; what a fantastic experiment that could be.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 12, 2009
An animated film with a small budget mentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 12, 2009
A treat for Anderson fans looking for something different...
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
December 11, 2009
"Fantastic" might be a touch hyperbolic in describing director Wes Anderson's stop-motion adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Fantastic Mr. Fox, but only by a whisker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 9, 2009
An animated film not aimed at children. It is as thought-provoking in its own way as is 'Animal Farm.'
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 9, 2009
...a thoroughly agreeable piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
December 8, 2009
Heartfelt, never less than pretty, and occasionally effulgent
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
December 7, 2009
no longer does Anderson seem like a childish filmmaker trying desperately to be idiosyncratic and zany, but rather an adult filmmaker using a children's story to speak across generations
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
December 7, 2009
"Wit, grace, and charm" is a lyric for one of the songs in the film, but it could have been describing the film itself. Told with its breezy style, this could be the most charming film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
December 5, 2009
Sly and smart, this is one of the year's best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4.0
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
December 4, 2009
Deserves a prominent spot in the run for this year's best-animated feature Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tim Grierson
The Simon
December 4, 2009
In hindsight, it seems obvious now that Wes Anderson should make a stop-motion animated film -- the medium highlights all his strengths while nullifying his limitations.
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