Fantastic Planet Reviews

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September 9, 2008
The film has a flat quality that cannot entirely be overcome by the sensational animation and the obvious good intentions of its creators.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Roland Topor's graphics create a world reminiscent of two of the greatest artists of the fantastic, Bosch and Odilon Redon.
May 9, 2005
For original, thoughtful, often strong (but tasteful) animation, I recommend Fantastic Planet for family viewing.
January 1, 2000
It's not every fancifully encoded cautionary tale that can survive the demise of its historical villains, and it's not every stoner midnight movie that can stand a second viewing in the sober light of day.
June 18, 2019
An outstanding classic of the European animation cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 6, 2019
There's surprising depth to the images given this style.
July 19, 2016
an utterly unique film
June 23, 2016
It's dispiriting to come across a Criterion package that's merely pro forma, but this is still the best version of Fantastic Planet on the market.
June 20, 2016
There is a strange, dreamlike placidity that hangs - like a silent, terrifying fog - over Ren Laloux's 1973 animated sci-fi classic.
January 2, 2011
A jarring examination of racism and intolerance.
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