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Watership Down: Minseries (2018)



Critic Consensus: Though its animation leaves something to be desired, Watership Down is a faithful adaptation that will resonate with viewers of any age.


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Remake of the classic novel of the same name following a small group of rabbits seeking safety from a premonition of impending doom.


Ben Kingsley
as General Woundwort
Miles Jupp
as Blackberry
Freddie Fox
as Captain Holly
Daniel Rigby
as Dandelion
Kim Bodnia
as Kehaar
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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

This beautifully realised Watership Down is ready to infuse a new generation with a dislike of hunting and greenbelt clearing, and to impress on them the advisability of leaving nature well alone.

January 2, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Is it even necessary to point out that... this tale has sharpened in resonance? So all you have to do is tell it. And the Netflix version, made in collaboration with the BBC, tells it straight and very well.

December 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a thrilling tale, and everything from the voice work to the direction aid in its multi-layered impact. But the animation is a serious problem.

December 21, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The first thing to report is that it is much less gory than the original. There is a real sense of dread as the rabbits embark on their perilous journey, but there is barely a glimpse of blood.

December 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It might seem absurd, but this movie has emotional heft. The feelings are genuine, not saccharine.

January 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Compelling, dramatic, dark miniseries is very violent.

January 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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