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Babe: Pig in the City Reviews

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March 1, 2016
A brilliant, grotesquely underrated family film criticised at the time of its release for being too dark for young audiences.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 17, 2014
Has no small amount of merit, especially in the areas of production and costume design, but... [not] in any meaningful way a successful or even appropriate follow-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
November 12, 2012
Carries its predecessor's torch into darker, quixotic territories, bursting at the seams with folkloric witticism and hellzapoppin' imagery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 16, 2010
Darker than the original, not for very young kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
January 29, 2010
It's George Miller's masterpiece, maybe even the best commercial film of 1998.
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
This is the stuff of Dickens, told on the scale of Blade Runner and Brazil, with the madcap spirit of The Great Muppet Caper.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Collin Souter
September 7, 2003
An amazing accomplishment. George Miller brings the same approach to this sequel as he did with the Mad Max trilogy: Don't re-make, re-invent. A work of genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...Paints a bleak picture of humanity. Not to mention, shall we say, animality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 21, 2002
Despite its G-rating, the movie includes numerous scenes of animals in peril, including a pit bull that nearly hangs himself, a crippled dog that gets thrown into a wall and a goldfish that almost suffocates... Happy holidays, kids!
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 21, 2002
Babe needed a sequel as much as Citizen Kane or Casablanca.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 8, 2002
Would anyone go for a sequel to The Wizard of Oz that catapulted Dorothy and Toto into the world of Once Were Warriors or Escape From New York?
Full Review | Original Score: F
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 20, 2002
Where Babe was warm, gentle, and cuddly, Pig in the City is fast paced and antic.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
June 14, 2001
(Imagine the mouse chorus) "A Disappointing Nightmare"
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
April 17, 2001
Miller's confident, technically astounding direction produces challenging ideas at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: short
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
BABE has all but lost its bearings.
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
It's a nice change of pace to find a sequel that doesn't merely try to remake the original, but Babe: Pig in the City lacks any of the original's endearing gentle spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
More magical than the original!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Sean P. Means
January 1, 2000
A sequel that lacks the quiet beauty and subtlety of the original!

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A surrealistic spectacle!
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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