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Fantastic Mr. Fox Reviews

Richard Brody
New Yorker
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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.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

March 11, 2014
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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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.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

March 11, 2014
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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A boisterous and magnificent treat.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: A

May 6, 2011
Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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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.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

November 26, 2009
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Adds yet another wry, carefully composed bibelot to the cabinet of curios that defines the Anderson oeuvre.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 25, 2009
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The result is not only marvellous whimsy, but also something that advances the burgeoning retro-tech movement.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 25, 2009
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Anderson injects such charm and wit, such personality and nostalgia -- evident in the old-school animation, storybook settings and pitch-perfect use of Burl Ives -- that it's easy to forgive his self-conscious touches.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 25, 2009
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Wes Anderson's utterly charming Fantastic Mr. Fox is that rarity: a children's movie for all.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 4/4

November 25, 2009
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The tale may be Dahl's, but there's a whole new wag to it -- this is decidedly, weirdly and, at best, wonderfully a Wes Anderson movie.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

November 25, 2009
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The result is a quirky film that should work for all ages, with just a hint of dark humor. In this age of high-tech animation, Wes Anderson has found himself in a low-tech wonderland.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

November 25, 2009
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Like the rest of his movies, this one is essentially infantile -- but when you're telling the story of a ne'er-do-well fox conspiring against a trio of nasty farmers, who cares?

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 25, 2009
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The filmmakers hew to Dahl's intent and add fine turns of their own.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 25, 2009
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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The most fantastic thing about Mr. Fox is the way he shows that while our flaws can bring us down, sometimes, too, we triumph in spite of them and because of them.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 25, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Children, especially, will find things they don't understand, and things that scare them. Excellent. A good story for children should suggest a hidden dimension, and that dimension of course is the lifetime still ahead of them.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 25, 2009
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The film earns its title's superlative and a hundred more.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

November 24, 2009
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Other filmmakers turn to children's stories when they have kids of their own. Anderson seems to have made this one for his inner child.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 24, 2009
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It's a magical feat, one that turns puppets into personalities and an English meadow into Anderson's world.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 24, 2009
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Witty and wonderful, Fantastic Mr. Fox is the perfect Thanksgiving entertainment...

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 4/4

November 24, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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While it might be a stretch to claim that Fantastic Mr. Fox is "fantastic," it's easily among the year's best animated features.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

November 24, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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If only Mr. Fox were a more interesting character! Then, I think, the story's resolution would be more than merely quaint.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 24, 2009
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Fantastic Mr. Fox may be the perfect kids movie for grown-ups.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 24, 2009
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The film's premise may be child-like, but its themes -- family, self-identity and existential angst -- are all engagingly adult.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

November 24, 2009
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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Anderson's stop-motion Fantastic Mr. Fox is both a delightful amusement and a distillation of the filmmaker's essential playfulness.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 13, 2009
Sara Vilkomerson
New York Observer
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Visually, its a true marvel. Perhaps best of all, it feels like something entirely new.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

November 13, 2009
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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With its clever visual jokes and sassy dialogue, Anderson's first foray into animation doesn't seem to be made entirely with children in mind. Maybe that's why it seems so perfect for them.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 13, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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These weirdly effective shifts in tempo, combined with an attention to detail and distinctive dialogue, make for the best moments in this offbeat adventure.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

November 13, 2009
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Life is full of surprises. The best one I've had in a good while is Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

November 13, 2009
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It provides a pleasantly cerebral experience, exhilarating and fizzy, that goes to your head like too much Champagne.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 13, 2009
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Fantastic Mr. Fox, which Mr. Anderson wrote with Noah Baumbach, and which he has been hoping to make for many years, is in some ways his most fully realized and satisfying film.

Full Review Source: New York Times

November 13, 2009
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Fantastic Mr. Fox is a retro marvel that should delight today's audience.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 13, 2009
Dana Stevens
Slate
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You don't want to watch this movie, you want to climb inside it and play.

Full Review Source: Slate

November 13, 2009
Ramin Setoodeh
Newsweek
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Mr. Fox doesn't just rescue Dahl's legacy on film. In a year stuffed with kid-lit movie adaptations, it's the only one to successfully reach out to children and adults.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

November 12, 2009
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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An adventure in pure imagination that plays to the smart kid in all of us.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 12, 2009
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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A visual treasure that successfully blends deadpan quirkiness with a wry realism rarely seen in any film, let alone one for children.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

November 12, 2009
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Dahl's adult approach to children merges beautifully with the filmmaker's child's-eye view of adults.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 12, 2009
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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Cool, clever, crafty and delirious amounts of fun, "Fantastic Mr. Fox" is full of brilliant visual invention and silly slapstick while also having hip humor and sly smarts -- it's pure movie-going joy and a rare kind of pleasure.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 5/5

November 12, 2009
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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This is no more a kids' movie for kids than Where the Wild Things Are; it's a film strictly for Wes Anderson fans of all ages. By now, they should know who they are.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

November 12, 2009
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Fantastic Mr. Fox is possibly the finest picture about family, community and poultry thievery ever made.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

November 12, 2009
David Germain
Associated Press
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It may not merit the adjective in its title, yet the animated yarn Fantastic Mr. Fox offers some of the most goofy fun you'll have at a theater this season.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

November 11, 2009
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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To Wes Anderson: More, please!

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

November 11, 2009
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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At last, Anderson has made a film that is nothing but a succession of autumn-gold shoebox dioramas.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 11, 2009
Scott Foundas
Village Voice
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For the reportedly painstaking labor it took to create, the film is a marvel to behold.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 10, 2009
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The additions are okay; but it's the look that keeps you buoyed up, your eyes roaming the frames, laughing in surprise at the visual jokes and flourishes and textures. It's a dandy's movie, but that adds to the fun.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

November 9, 2009
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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The push and pull between the tame life and the wild one is the unifying theme. It's all very transatlantic - the setting and baddies are English; the animals are hip Americans. This is one crafty fox - in every sense.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

October 23, 2009
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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Although sometimes too sly for its own good, this great-looking carnivorous caper brings Wes Anderson's whimsical melancholy to a kids' classic.

October 14, 2009
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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The film achieves a feel that is at once coarse-grained and elegant, antiquated and the height of fashion.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 14, 2009
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