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The Fox & the Child Reviews

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Don Groves

A gentle, rambling adventure in the wild.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 3, 2011
Anders Wotzke

Falls shy of being either a captivating tale for kids or an enlightening documentary for adults.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 3/5

July 30, 2009
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

The result is Nature seen through the eyes of a solitary and fanciful child with Jacquet intensifying the theatricality of it all by playing around with scale, amplifying every sound and raising the wildlife count.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 3/5

July 17, 2009
Evan Williams
The Australian

The Fox and the Child is more than a wildlife documentary. It invites us to contemplate alternative worlds of sensation and experience, to enter the consciousness of other species, to explore our contacts with them.

Full Review Source: The Australian | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 17, 2009
Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
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There's plenty of scope for sentimental tears, but I hope most children will go away with something punchier - a longing to observe the natural world in this much detail, and a new respect for the difference between owning something, and loving it.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

July 10, 2009
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

It's very beautiful, but it's so contrived.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 8, 2009
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

Luc Jacquet doesn't do great narration, but he does animals really well.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 8, 2009
Amy Wheeler
FILMINK (Australia)

A strange mix of doco/fairy tale, this film does have beautiful cinematography but is let down by inconsistencies in tone.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

July 7, 2009
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Exquisite cinematography and a beautifully told story about the unlikely friendship between a little girl and a wild fox, make this a magical experience

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 4, 2009
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

If, for example, Alvin and the Chipmunks is a children's movie, then The Fox and the Child is a children's movie for children who'd prefer to hang out at the local arthouse cinema than at the multiplex.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 1, 2009
Victor Olliver

The Tally-ho! brigade may need an extra snifter of sherry if they see Jacquet's new film. It's about to do for foxes what Babe did for pigs back in 1995.

Full Review Source: Teletext | Original Score: 8/10

August 11, 2008
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Gorgeously scenery and a virtually dialog-free script lends this film an almost fairy tale quality that makes the most of the astonishing camerawork. And this almost makes it bearable as it heads into a rather cloying finale.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 8, 2008
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Children will undoubtedly adore the film, and the local tourist board will probably have to take its phones off the hook.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

August 8, 2008
Anthony Quinn

Kate Winslet does a syrupy voice-over to this bedtime story, but given what we know of foxes, it's a tough one to swallow.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

August 8, 2008
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

There seems no other reason to tell this rambling, glutinous tale - other than for us to go "ooh, aah" at the scenery, the seasons and the melting-eyed close-ups of Reynard the heart-throb.

Full Review Source: Financial Times

August 8, 2008

Sun Online

There is little insight into the life of this resourceful creature and it certainly will not educate your cubs.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

August 8, 2008

Daily Mirror [UK]

The main problem is it's so incredibly slow as we're forced to endure the unnamed girl's patient attempts to gain the animal's trust, while the youngster herself is too wide-eyed for her own good.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]

August 8, 2008
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

This isn't Fantastic Mr Fox, it's just an ordinary vixen who I wished would stay well away from this tiresome child, and let her make some friends with someone of her own age and species.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

August 8, 2008
Kate Stables
Total Film

Kids will be hooked, but adult viewers may yearn for something a bit racier, with fewer cute field-mice and more fox fucking.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

August 8, 2008
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Perhaps a shade too long to hold the youngest viewers in permanent thrall, this is a family film in the truest sense - only the grouchiest bear won't find something to like.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

August 8, 2008
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