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Babe Reviews

June 16, 2015
Much to my surprise, I found Babe charming in an eccentric, oddly tough-minded sort of way. And if it isn't quite good enough to change my mind about the entire critter-chat genre, it is certainly good enough to recommend.
August 19, 2014
He's brave and bright, good-natured and ambitious, naive and vulnerable. All in all, he's probably the most winsome orphan to appear on the screen since Freddie Bartholomew impersonated David Copperfield 60 years ago.
August 19, 2014
Thanks to well-trained live animals, clever voice characterizations and a big dash of muppetry from Henson's Creature Shop, Babe and his barnyard friends not only walk the walk and trot the trot, they also talk the talk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 19, 2014
Here's the summer's sleeper for kids and their parents, a terrific picture that takes a lot of risks and makes them all pay off in a charming story about a pig who fancies himself a sheepdog -- or sheep-pig.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 30, 2013
Babe is not, strictly speaking, a kid's movie. It is a preposterously funny fable that strikes a chord with adults, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 30, 2013
For children, the movie will play like a storybook come to life. Adults, at first, will marvel at the special effects and puppetry. But ultimately, they'll be won over by the nuances of a story that finds a fresh way to deliver a timeless message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 30, 2013
A film that is exceptional in its technical effects and its graceful ability to entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
May 13, 2008
It has a surprising charm.
May 13, 2008
Australian director Chris Noonan and producer George Miller show what real talent and imagination can do, even without big-name humans as costars.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 13, 2008
The characters (both animal and human) are solidly conceived, and the storytelling and visuals are expertly fashioned.
May 13, 2008
A dazzling family entertainment with enormous charm that utilizes breathtaking technical innovation.
January 26, 2006
Charming, eccentric and very amusing.
June 18, 2002
A lovely, intelligent gem of G-rated entertainment that is also rib-tickling funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 13, 2001
If only people would be more like these animals, the world, though hardly saner, would certainly be a lot more fun.
January 1, 2000
The underlying tricks are never allowed to upstage the story in all its humble sweetness.
January 1, 2000
A silk purse among children's entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The movie, directed by Chris Noonan, who wrote the screenplay with George Miller, takes a child's-eye view of a world that is photographed to look like a storybook come to life.
January 1, 2000
A hilarious fantasy, about a plucky piglet that learns how to tend sheep, Babe is a barnyard charmer.
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
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