The Big Animal Reviews

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October 8, 2004
Delightfully poetic for all of its ironic and allegorical subtleties.
June 11, 2004
It is whimsical, bittersweet, wise in a minor key.
June 10, 2004
Memorializes a complex man and his deceptively simple work, by a friend and colleague in a fitting tribute.
May 21, 2004
It's a ludicrous yet haunting fable.
March 26, 2004
Beyond its initial one-joke concept and heavy-handed allegory, The Big Animal doesn't have much to say, and even at 72 minutes it seems a bit padded out.
February 20, 2004
A delightful satire from Poland.
March 1, 2007
The crisp, elegant black-and-white cinematography by Academy Award nominee Pawel Edelman (The Pianist) is well-matched to the simplicity of the narrative.
September 26, 2006
This film is a natural for tweens and teens, like The Yearling or the British film Ring of Bright Water.
July 25, 2005
Kieslowski has written a film about how people, when confronting something new, often react with anger and even vengeance.
December 1, 2004
It's a modest film...but Stuhr's sure hand with his material and the effective performances make it a memorable parable about the spark of individuality.
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