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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Reviews

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
September 1, 2008
The final work justifies every meticulous, monastic, masochistic effort.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The finished article is so CGI-like that you wonder whether all that organic stop-frame stuff was necessary. Sorry, chaps.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
December 7, 2005
Despite its vocal distractions, this clay-animation comedy adventure managed to dazzle me with its sheer audacity and inventiveness.
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
October 15, 2005
Not all the plot points make sense, but they don't really need to.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
October 11, 2005
There is something for everybody here: an unholy mixture of Philip Larkin and Bruce Wayne.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 11, 2005
It's slightly amusing and I'd say when it comes out on video or if you catch it on cable, but to rush out to theaters...
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 7, 2005
The cheesy puns are as thick as rabbits in the bucolic England of inventor Wallace and his loyal mutt Gromit, and that's a gouda thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 7, 2005
This movie is a treat; take the kids and have a grand day out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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San Francisco Chronicle
October 7, 2005
Curse of the Were-Rabbit is teeming with activity and clever asides.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
October 7, 2005
Don't even try to figure out how Park can move plasticine figures around and achieve visual and slapstick miracles. Just enjoy.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 7, 2005
With its sneaky wit and layered jokes, Wallace and Gromit makes even the big studios' most high-tech efforts feel flat.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 7, 2005
A silly and cuddly dab of Silly Putty animation from the folks who gave us Chicken Run but who made their reputations doing short films about a daft Englishman and his dog.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
October 7, 2005
It's uncanny how Park and co-director Steve Box ... can milk a laugh from something so simple as an eye blink.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
October 7, 2005
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit soars with comic absurdities and innocent silliness while embracing old-world quaintness and a sweet heart.
| Original Score: 3/4
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October 7, 2005
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a bloody delight on every level.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
October 7, 2005
At first glance, these lumpy creatures do not strike you as the best claymation efforts since God created Adam but Park's work is brilliantly understated.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 7, 2005
If the premise is wonderfully silly, the pursuit of its end is a dazzling parade of invention and inspiration.
| Original Score: B+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
October 7, 2005
Curse is a thoroughly entertaining romp that one hopes will make W&G feel as at home here as Bart and Homer.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
October 7, 2005
Wallace & Gromit strives to be supremely silly, and some of the humor is quite broad, even a touch bawdy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
October 7, 2005
Blessedly, Were-Rabbit is as much fun to watch as it must have been to write.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 7, 2005
Were-Rabbit is a tiny plasticine masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 6, 2005
The movie is filled with the usual Wallace & Gromit favorites, from meticulously designed miniature sets to chase scenes, double-entendres and sight gags built around tiny props and the clay figures, which seem quite alive at times.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
October 6, 2005
It's among the most inventive animated movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 6, 2005
All in all, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a comic blessing.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 6, 2005
Most of us come from common clay. Wallace & Gromit do not.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Strickler and Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 6, 2005
W&G remain as lovable as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
October 6, 2005
Who could resist a movie in which a garden gnome holds the front line in high-tech home security?
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
October 6, 2005
There is a flaccid, overextended feel to the antics, as if the characters had been stretched like Silly Putty 'til they cried uncle.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 6, 2005
Wallace and Gromit are arguably the two most delightful characters in the history of animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Melinda Ennis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 6, 2005
As quintessentially English as fish 'n' chips and as sharp as a Wiltshire cheddar, the hysterically witty import Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is absolutely fabulous for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 5, 2005
It's one of 2005's few non-live action feature capable of engaging all members of the family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
October 5, 2005
The stop-motion pooch and his cheese-loving master return in a silly and sublime feature-length adventure.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
October 5, 2005
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is lively and boisterous, but it also has a quiet heart.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 5, 2005
With every studio comedy looking for a formula for success, it's refreshing to find a heroically whimsical film that succeeds by following no formula known to dog or man.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
October 5, 2005
Hare, hare!
| Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 5, 2005
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit demands more than a single viewing to catch everything -- and audiences of all ages won't mind one bit.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 5, 2005
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit bestows generous blessings on all that's good in Englishness, in moviedom, and, of course, in cheese.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Ed Park
Village Voice
October 4, 2005
A whimsical success of a very high order: The pace never lags, the invention is incessant, and it makes you want to have a bite of cheese afterward.
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Leslie Felperin
Variety
September 19, 2005
Consistently charming.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 19, 2005
Two of the funniest cartoon characters ever make a delightful feature debut.