Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. A wildly funny sex farce that smartly combines big-time silliness with sophisticated wit.
  2. Reviewed by: Leonard Klady
    90
    A hilarious farce.
  3. Amazing comic performances...give this comedy its lovely manic pace, kept just within the realm of sanity.
  4. The real fun here comes from watching Mr. Kline bounding through two archly good performances, Mr. Cleese coming hilariously unstrung in the presence of Ms. Curtis and all those adorable animals.
  5. Combining the gentle with the vulgar as only the English can, this lively comedy is bursting with character and energy.
  6. 75
    It's still a lot of fun, and I welcome any film that keeps me entertained for nearly the entire running length.
  7. Reviewed by: Scott Rosenberg
    70
    Mostly smart enough to stick to pure farce and let its animals take care of their own rights. It's a charming diversion, and it treads lightly even when it has something weightier on its mind.
  8. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    70
    This good-natured movie is very much in the spirit of those ancient comedies from Ealing Film Studios in which nice, silly people defend some enclave of old-fashioned sanity against the forces of brute modernism. [27 January 1997, p. 68]
  9. 70
    A lovely little comedy that--like its predecessor--will, one hopes, buck the odds and find its audience.
  10. 63
    With this cast, you are guaranteed moments of inspired lunacy. It's still fun watching Cleese get caught with his pants down. But the material seems familiar and overworked.
  11. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    60
    Amounts to a pantheistic love-in: "A Fish Called Wanda" for vegetarians.
  12. Reviewed by: Jack Mathews
    60
    A charming mess with moments of hilarity.
  13. 50
    The "nonsequel" that regathers the inspired loonies who scaled the heights of giddy anarchy in 1988's "A Fish Called Wanda," is a different comic species. [24 January 1997, p. 3D]
  14. You leave Creatures with the unsettling sensation of being highly tickled yet greatly dissatisfied.
  15. Kline stands out in the dual roles of the heartless tycoon and his playboy son.
  16. Mostly a mess: toothless when it should be nasty, not so much madcap as merely frantic.
  17. Reviewed by: Maria Schneider
    40
    Cute lemurs and a couple jabs at corporate a--holery can't save Fierce Creatures from its manic malaise.
  18. 40
    Things quickly degenerate into a series of juvenile jokes about flatulence and bosoms, and by the end the cast is reduced to frantically manhandling a corpse for yucks. Not funny.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 7, 2011
    8
    Much funnier than "A fish called Wanda". This movie is a hidden gem. This movie has a great Python esk script and is well acted. I went out ofMuch funnier than "A fish called Wanda". This movie is a hidden gem. This movie has a great Python esk script and is well acted. I went out of my way to find this one on DVD and still watch it and laugh about once a year. What more do you want out of a movie? Full Review »
  2. ashleyr.
    Dec 17, 2005
    10
    Very comedic That is a sheer delight for anyone who is able to appreciate the simple joy and please that a cute family film can bestow on the mind.