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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Air date: Dec 23, 2018
Air date: Dec 23, 2018
Air date: Dec 23, 2018
Air date: Dec 23, 2018

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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.

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (6)

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.

Jan 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.

Dec 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.

Dec 21, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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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.

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

I felt like it just sort of lost the heart and soul of Watership Down... this miniseries just kind of rang flat for me.

Feb 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Compelling, dramatic, dark miniseries is very violent.

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

I loved the CGI after about 10 minutes; took a little getting used to at first, but I thought the stop-go lolloping over fields in particular was brilliantly observed.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The moments that do work, work well - and the adaptation is at its best in its second episode, "The Raid."

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

This was a meaty, lovingly made production that, spread over two days, felt far too long.

Dec 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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