The Big Animal Reviews

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.
February 19, 2004
Adapted from a script written in the 1970's by Krzysztof Kieslowski, Jerzy Stuhr's film is a small, charming fable about individual idiosyncrasy and social uniformity.
February 18, 2004
The tale's faux-fable simplicity is cunningly eloquent, and the visions of the great desert animal thrusting his head through a window during dinnertime, or drowsily strolling the streets on a leash, are hauntingly absurd.
January 9, 2004
Gently charming.