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Babe Reviews

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Tom Gliatto
People Magazine
July 30, 2013
The plot provides a worthy lesson for kids, but it plays out like George Orwell's Animal Farm as retold by Barney. Kinda weird.
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
In the end, the most impressive moments in the film seem to be the technical ones, rather than the storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Brian Case
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Charming, eccentric and very amusing.
Dennis King
Tulsa World
June 16, 2015
Wise, captivating and thoroughly loony, this artful little farm fable is one of those rare films that works for all age levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Babe is a movie made with charm and wit, and unlike some family movies it does not condescend, not for a second.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Through a mixture of imaginative storytelling, impressive animatronics, and irresistible cuteness, Babe casts a spell over all viewers -- young, old, or somewhere in between.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker
July 30, 2013
[It's] a comedy of animal manners that is much funnier and much cannier than any recent movie about human relationships: a lovely, stubbornly idiosyncratic fable of aspiration and survival.
John Ferguson
Radio Times
July 30, 2013
It's a delight from start to finish that will captivate children and melt the heart of even the grumpiest adult.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
It's a great story -- tender without being sentimental, great for kids, engaging for adults, and with a four-legged protagonist who's as good and decent a hero as you could ask for in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
January 24, 2007
Its seemingly effortless synthesis of humor and pathos [is] almost as wonderful as is its ability to capture the sense of awe and fear that attends youth's initial exposure to the big wide world.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
The story should be enjoyable for anyone in a wide range of ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 4, 2010
Every movie for children should be made with this much care, expressing this much unparalleled richness and beauty
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Rob Gonsalves
January 1, 2000
A charming and ingenious hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 13, 2008
The characters (both animal and human) are solidly conceived, and the storytelling and visuals are expertly fashioned.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
It has been so long since I've genuinely cared about movie characters in a lighthearted story like this that I nearly wept with joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Staci Layne Wilson
December 31, 2004
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Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
That little pig is so darn cute.
| Original Score: 4/5
Joe Utichi
September 23, 2004
A delightful family treat.
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
February 3, 2004
A wonderful family movie; one of the best of the 1990s, and all time.
| Original Score: 4/5
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