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  • Summary: Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox’s wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers - Boggis, Bunce and Bean - who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost. [20th Century Fox] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Witty and wonderful, Fantastic Mr. Fox is the perfect Thanksgiving entertainment.
  2. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    100
    You don't want to watch this movie, you want to climb inside it and play.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    88
    Most of all, it’s a magical feat, one that turns puppets into personalities and an English meadow into Anderson’s world.
  4. Reviewed by: Ian Nathan
    80
    Genuinely original: a silly, hilarious and oddly profound adaptation for adult-sized children.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    It's an intriguing match of material and filmmaker. Dahl's distinctive, edgy storytelling seems to fit well with Anderson's idiosyncratic worldview and visuals.
  6. Reviewed by: Matthew Sorrento
    20
    The animals are often caught in a stare as if they, too, are looking for the tale that Anderson forgot.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 105
  2. Negative: 15 out of 105
  1. JohnM
    Nov 28, 2009
    10
    A really great movie. Hilarious throughout. The animation was not slick, but the jerkiness was charming and often used for comedic effect. As for marking it down for not having a good message for kids - well, it's not a kids movie. They might like it, but it isn't the targeted audience. Expand
  2. JustinL.
    Dec 13, 2009
    10
    UP, you have competition at the Academy Awards this year! To keep it short, this was a great film that had me grinning the entire way through. A must see. Expand
  3. Aug 27, 2010
    10
    A bombastic, unbarred children's tale whose only considerable flaw is that it is too much fun. Both Wes Andersen and George Clooney are at their peak.
  4. RCR
    Nov 28, 2009
    9
    Artfully made and incredibly entertaining.
  5. Sep 25, 2011
    8
    Interestingly its choice of presenting the visuals using clay is definitely one of what makes "Fantastic Mr. Fox" a good movie. But its the childish, simple script you'll love. Expand
  6. Oct 18, 2010
    7
    Fox retires from stealing chickens, becomes a journalist, wants to steal from three big farms, doesn't tell wife, farmers want him dead.
    Brilliantly animated adaptation of Roald Dahl's book which is helped by solid voice work from George Clooney, Bill Murray & co.
    The Stop-Motion reminded me of 1970's Eastern European fairytales which I'd seen when I was younger & really does add to the whole feel & setting of the film.
    Some nice music used throughout as well.
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  7. EmilyC.
    Nov 28, 2009
    0
    Truly one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

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