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The Fox and the Hound Reviews

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 29, 2012
The Fox and the Hound is a flawed, but effective kids' flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
August 10, 2011
A work of both learned, assured poise and triumphant freshman determination, not far away from other benchmark-status works like Snow White or Pixar's Toy Story.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 8, 2011
Sweet but a bit dull...Overall, the picture is good-hearted and colorful, with an ending that carries a nice touch of ambiguity about the tussle of nature and nurture. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 3, 2008
Wonderful entertainment for both kids and their parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
September 3, 2008
Against all odds, a tear or two is effectively jerked, and there was enough skill on display to encourage some hope for the new generation of Disney animators, who made their debut here.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 2008
Importantly, the story relies on plot to carry it along and serves as a welcome reminder that audiences don't require a popular reference or in-joke every five minutes to sustain their interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 28, 2007
It was a self-contained story that didn't try to change the world, and that was part of its charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
January 10, 2007
A southern gothic--and a damn good one at that
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 3, 2007
...boasts an old-fashioned vibe that proves impossible to resist...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic
October 21, 2006
Disney may have gone off the rails for a few years after The Fox and the Hound, but this one still feels like a classic. Or at very least, a mini-classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine
October 13, 2006
A wounded and unresolved movie free of the expected Disney cutesiness and complacency.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
January 1, 2005
Better than you might think.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The bottom line, I suppose, is: Will kids like this movie? And the answer is, sure, I think so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
October 5, 2004
Ainda que apresente algumas das falhas habituais das produções Disney dos anos 70, tem personagens carismáticos e marca a estréia de uma nova geração de animadores.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 31, 2004
The most charming of Disney features of the 1980s, with two appealing protagonists and a worthy story.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
This is a pretty, relentlessly cheery, old-fashioned sort of Disney cartoon feature, chock-full of bouncy songs of an upbeatness that is stickier than Krazy-Glue and played by animals more anthropomorphic than the humans that occasionally appear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 11, 2011
not one of the studio's best efforts, but nonetheless it remains a fascinating product of an era of upheaval as well as a meaningful statement about the nature of prejudice
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 21, 2009
Cloying and cutesy, a helpless callback to a number of truly classic movies that it couldn't hope to equal, let alone better.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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