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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: 81 out of 103
  2. Negative: 15 out of 103
  1. Sep 26, 2011
    10
    Funny, this movie is just........different, Fantastic Mr Fox is a good example of how we can find stories in every single element of the nature, but this movies is not another stupid talking animal movie Expand
  2. 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.
  3. Mar 12, 2011
    9
    Fantastic Mr. Fox was actually even better than I imagined it to be. I thought it would lean a lot on the lead voices (George Clooney and Meryl Streep) I think the movie would have done fine with out them (not to say they weren't a great finishing touch). With a quirky storyline and witty dialogue, this movie will leave you entertained and satisfied. Expand
  4. Dec 19, 2010
    9
    One of the most entertaining, funny, clever and wonderfully voiced animated film I've ever seen. Wes Anderson's screen adaptation is brilliantly cast, uniquely animated as clever as the cast who voice the main characters. Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2011
    8
    http://mushreviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/fantastic-mr-fox.html

    If you know me, which to be honest, not many of you do aside from what I post
    here you should know that Wes Anderson is my all time favorite director. His other works include The Life Aquatic, Rushmore, etc. So when I heard he was doing an actual animated (or claymation I guess) I was at first skeptical but then excited to see if he could do it.

    I am happy to report that this movie is great. Now I'm not one for much animation, sure I watch all of Pixar's movies but aside from that I don't venture out into the world of animation too often, but I'm glad I did for this one. Fantastic Mr. Fox's style is unprecedented, it is a fast paced, hilarious, and surprisingly mature rendition. If you don't know already the story line is essentially about a father fox who used to be a big time chicken stealer, well he gets back into the game trying to steal from the three biggest farms. Hilarity ensues of course.

    But laughter at the plight of father fox and co. isn't the only thing this movie has to offer. There are also very good morals in place (surprising for a movie about robbery) but it tells the tale of a forgotten son, jealously, and pressure. Sounds kind of cheap when you type it out but it really isn't. So definitely go see this movie if you haven't already, you won't be sad.
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  6. Nov 16, 2013
    8
    Fantastic Mr. Fox is fantastic.
    The screenplay is a great adaption from the book with good comical twists. The dialogue is witty, funny, and
    clever. Its very rare to experience a PG with such incredible writing and execution. Fantastic Mr. Fox is an instant classic that walks among that of Toy Story. Expand
  7. HMW
    Mar 7, 2012
    0
    I was so looking forward to this movie, everyone said it was so great but when I saw it, it was the worst movie I ever saw. The storyline made no since, the characters had no personality. Overall, do not see this movie, it is a waste of time. Expand

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