Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. The all-time great talking-pig movie, a lovely, intelligent gem of G-rated entertainment that is also rib-tickling funny.
  2. A witty, stylish, beautifully made charmer of a family picture.
  3. That rare movie that completely fulfills its admittedly modest aims.
  4. A hilarious fantasy, about a plucky piglet that learns how to tend sheep, Babe is a barnyard charmer.
  5. 88
    Babe, a live-action fable about a valiant pig who conquers prejudice like a barnyard Jackie Robinson, is in a league of its own when it comes to enchantment.
  6. 80
    A captivating comic allegory about daring to be different in the face of conformity.
  7. Reviewed by: Jack Kroll
    80
    It has a surprising charm.
  8. The movie maintains a refreshingly light touch in spinning a fable about individualism and conformity.
  9. The characters (both animal and human) are solidly conceived, and the storytelling and visuals are expertly fashioned.
  10. Reviewed by: Leonard Klady
    80
    The achievement here is a thoroughly compelling story in which the underlying technological razzle-dazzle never intrudes.
  11. Reviewed by: Terrence Rafferty
    80
    A lovely, stubbornly idiosyncratic fable of aspiration and survival.
  12. 78
    Perhaps one of the cutest children's films ever made.
  13. 75
    A movie made with charm and wit, and unlike some family movies it does not condescend, not for a second.
  14. A film that can be enjoyed by all ages and that insults no one's intelligence.
  15. 75
    Through a mixture of imaginative storytelling, impressive animatronics, and irresistible cuteness, Babe casts a spell over all viewers -- young, old, or somewhere in between.
  16. Reviewed by: Staff(not credited)
    70
    Babe could charm the pants off the most unregenerate cynic.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. AndrewG
    Jun 1, 2009
    10
    Heartwarming and beautifully made, with great special effects. I've always loved this film.
  2. Aug 2, 2015
    9
    Despite being a movie for children "Babe" has many adult oriented themes, and addresses issues we would otherwise not think of. It is not onlyDespite being a movie for children "Babe" has many adult oriented themes, and addresses issues we would otherwise not think of. It is not only about death, and love, but about being who you want to be, and pursuing your dreams. It has a depth that most movies for kids do not have, and cinematically, there is a beauty, and charm that to this day has not been duplicated. The story will touch almost anyone's heart, whether young, or old. Full Review »
  3. Mar 14, 2015
    10
    A great movie. The best movie I have ever seen so far. So touched and reminds me of how to be more aware to animals. We should love suchA great movie. The best movie I have ever seen so far. So touched and reminds me of how to be more aware to animals. We should love such animals starting from now Full Review »