Fantastic Planet Reviews

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August 19, 2019
Fantastic Planet is one of the most intriguing movies of the animated and adventure genres. [Full Review in Spanish]
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 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.
July 5, 2010
Grotesque yet graceful, it's a hallucinatory vision quite unlike everything you've ever seen.
December 17, 2009
A patchwork of cutouts from Soviet tech and science magazines pinned into druggy tableaux, with a genuine sense of placid terror to give teeth to its planar allegories
January 9, 2009
Thirty-five years later, Rene Laloux's surreal animated film remains a singular psychedelic experience.
September 9, 2008
The film's images are phantasmagorical.
September 9, 2008
Surreal and wonderful in a way not often seen from Europe.
September 9, 2008
Eerie, surreal and a welcome respite from Disney-style animation.
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.
July 1, 2008
Anthropology meets surrealist art in a film about the coldly intellectual, logical Traags and the wild, passionate, heartfelt Oms. Manages to be both of our world and somehow not, shucking off any influences and finding a weird wonder all its own.
November 15, 2007
The animation is crude, but the artwork is never less than astounding.
July 6, 2007
The strange worlds elaborated by Laloux could hardly be described as utopian, but nonetheless he uses them as a staging ground from which to try to resolve his concerns about the folly and aggression to be found on our own savage planet.
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.
September 21, 2005
August 16, 2005
May 9, 2005
For original, thoughtful, often strong (but tasteful) animation, I recommend Fantastic Planet for family viewing.
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