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
  1. A witty, stylish, beautifully made charmer of a family picture.
  2. That rare movie that completely fulfills its admittedly modest aims.
  3. The all-time great talking-pig movie, a lovely, intelligent gem of G-rated entertainment that is also rib-tickling funny.
  4. 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.
  5. 75
    A movie made with charm and wit, and unlike some family movies it does not condescend, not for a second.
  6. A film that can be enjoyed by all ages and that insults no one's intelligence.
  7. 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.
  8. Reviewed by: Staff(not credited)
    70
    Babe could charm the pants off the most unregenerate cynic.
  9. A hilarious fantasy, about a plucky piglet that learns how to tend sheep, Babe is a barnyard charmer.
  10. The movie maintains a refreshingly light touch in spinning a fable about individualism and conformity.
  11. 80
    A captivating comic allegory about daring to be different in the face of conformity.
  12. Reviewed by: Terrence Rafferty
    80
    A lovely, stubbornly idiosyncratic fable of aspiration and survival.
  13. The characters (both animal and human) are solidly conceived, and the storytelling and visuals are expertly fashioned.
  14. 78
    Perhaps one of the cutest children's films ever made.
  15. Reviewed by: Jack Kroll
    80
    It has a surprising charm.
  16. Reviewed by: Leonard Klady
    80
    The achievement here is a thoroughly compelling story in which the underlying technological razzle-dazzle never intrudes.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. AndrewG
    Jun 1, 2009
    10
    Heartwarming and beautifully made, with great special effects. I've always loved this film.
  2. Mar 12, 2014
    8
    A heartwarming kid-friendly movie, Babe tells a great story with lots of sentiment and emotion. It's almost impossible not to be affected by it in some way. Full Review »
  3. Jan 3, 2014
    8
    Babe fofo, e super bem produzido com uma bela hist√≥ria e √≥timos personagens com certeza foi um dos filmes que mais marcaram a minha infancia........ Full Review »