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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)



Average Rating: 8.1/10
Reviews Counted: 176
Fresh: 167 | Rotten: 9

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a subtly touching and wonderfully eccentric adventure featuring Wallace and Gromit.


Average Rating: 7.9/10
Critic Reviews: 39
Fresh: 37 | Rotten: 2

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a subtly touching and wonderfully eccentric adventure featuring Wallace and Gromit.



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Eccentric inventor Wallace (voice of Peter Sallis) and his faithful if often perplexed dog Gromit are back in their first feature-length adventure from animator Nick Park. Wallace and Gromit have launched a new business venture just in time for a major gardening competition in their neighborhood of West Wallaby. "Anti-Pesto" is a humane pest-relocation service in which Wallace and Gromit capture rabbits and other critters who have been eating the produce from local gardens and give them new

Feb 7, 2006


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All Critics (176) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (167) | Rotten (9) | DVD (24)

The final work justifies every meticulous, monastic, masochistic effort.

September 1, 2008 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
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The finished article is so CGI-like that you wonder whether all that organic stop-frame stuff was necessary. Sorry, chaps.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out | Comment (1)
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Despite its vocal distractions, this clay-animation comedy adventure managed to dazzle me with its sheer audacity and inventiveness.

December 7, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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There is something for everybody here: an unholy mixture of Philip Larkin and Bruce Wayne.

October 11, 2005
New Yorker
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It's slightly amusing and I'd say when it comes out on video or if you catch it on cable, but to rush out to theaters...

October 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper | Comments (6)
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The cheesy puns are as thick as rabbits in the bucolic England of inventor Wallace and his loyal mutt Gromit, and that's a gouda thing.

October 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, featuring his heroic man-and-dog duo, Wallace and Gromit, is Park at his sublimely silly best.

December 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

A dry yet whimsical touch, specifically British and also aware of cinematic tradition

September 1, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion

This is a kids film everyone can enjoy,

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

It's not as good as the Oscar-winning shorts The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave, but it is good.

September 29, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter

Park and co have shaped a wonderfully warm and fuzzy family adventure out of old horror clichà (C)s.

September 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4

Without question, both the best non live-action film and best family film since last year's The Incredibles.

January 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

Instead of vainly pursuing today's latest trends, only to see them turn into tomorrow's embarrassments, Park and co. fall back on the values of the past, preferring substance and craft to the fleetingly voguish.

August 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

It's a one-joke premise, but part of Nick Park's madness/genius is the skill and detail with which he approaches it.

July 23, 2007 Full Review Source:

With Were-Rabbit, Mr. Park establishes Gromit as the best animated canine character since Snoopy.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound
Big Picture Big Sound

Translates quite well into a feature length pic.

June 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Scouts
Film Scouts

Full of the British wit and kinetic action-movie thrills that have made Nick Park's cartoons so popular.

November 17, 2006
Christianity Today

...cute and pleasant (yet essentially forgettable)...

November 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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September 10, 2006 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

It's a surprising misstep from the people who gave us Chicken Run.

May 12, 2006 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Comments (5)
Sacramento News & Review

The comedy is never indulged at the expense of the plot, which flies off in genuinely unexpected directions, culminating in a boundlessly inventive funfair chase sequence.

April 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

I don't see how anyone who enjoys their animated movies won't enjoy all of this one.

January 13, 2006 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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Gromit...could teach ninety percent of the actors working today something. He can say more in a glance than most actors can using their entire range of tools.

December 31, 2005 Full Review Source:

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is an inventive pseudo-thriller in the Claymation style.

December 31, 2005 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
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Audience Reviews for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

a brilliant idea for a wallace and gromit film
January 3, 2014
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As in the original shorts, the little details are what makes Wallace & Gromit's full length movie so much fun to watch. It's 'imported' humor may not be for everyone, and some of its gags may seem very odd for those unfamiliar with the history of the characters, Wallace & Gromit is pretty much exactly what would happen if everyone at Pixar suddenly became very, very British.
June 18, 2013
Sam Barnett

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There are a lot of moments in Were-rabbit where I found the characters and the plot itself ridiculous and boring and it wasn't as good as I thought it would be considering the critical reception. The animation is amazing but I couldn't really make an emotional connection with the characters but it's great to look at and the little moments in this film made me reconsider writing a bad review.
February 1, 2012
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Foreign Titles

  • Wallace and Gromit: Auf der Jagd nach dem Riesenkaninchen (DE)
  • Wallace And Gromit - The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit (UK)
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