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Fantastic Planet Reviews

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July 19, 2016
an utterly unique film
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 20, 2016
There is a strange, dreamlike placidity that hangs - like a silent, terrifying fog - over René Laloux's 1973 animated sci-fi classic.
January 2, 2011
A jarring examination of racism and intolerance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2008
Eerie, surreal and a welcome respite from Disney-style animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
May 9, 2005
For original, thoughtful, often strong (but tasteful) animation, I recommend Fantastic Planet for family viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 24, 2003
Period piece, polemic or tripped out hippy whimsy -- Fantastic Planet is all of these and lingers in the system long after ingestion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 22, 2003
Cult film that never was all that good and now looks pretty cheesy.
| Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2001
Extraordinary animated feature.
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.
January 1, 2000
If there ever was a film that needed to be experienced in order to be appreciated, this is it. Reading critics' words about it just does not do it justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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