Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 38
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 38
  3. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    100
    This is more than just the best animated comedy of the year--it's the best comedy of the year, period.
  2. The giddiest and funniest animated film of the year.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Hewitt
    100
    The comedy is never indulged at the expense of the plot, which flies off in genuinely unexpected directions, culminating in a boundlessly inventive funfair chase sequence.
  4. 100
    Park's imagination is as fecund as the bunnies that bob up and down from their rabbit holes in every corner of the Tottington garden.
  5. Bestows generous blessings on all that's good in Englishness, in moviedom, and, of course, in cheese.
  6. 100
    It has the feel of something slaved over lovingly in merry isolation, and it is virtually the only thing I've seen this year that conveys in the viewing the obvious enjoyment its makers had in whipping it up.
  7. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    100
    An absolutely magical fusion of deadpan Ealing comedy and Gothic horror.
  8. 100
    What Park has done is resurrect not just the spirit but, as it were, the bodily science of early comedy. Like Chuck Jones, and, further back, like Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, Park is unafraid of the formulaic--—of bops on the head, of the unattainable beloved, of gadgetry gone awry--because he sees what beauty there can be in minor, elaborate variations on a basic theme.
  9. So devoid of the usual coarse Hollywood calculation that it plays like a breath of fresh air.
  10. 90
    Maybe if PETA tried being funny instead of comparing eating meat to the Holocaust, they’d have a bigger following.
  11. 90
    So much modern animation is technically brilliant and yet comes off as cold and indifferent. But Wallace, Gromit, and the people and creatures in their world always look warm to the touch. Someone made, and moved, all those bunnies by hand. It's impossible NOT to believe in them.
  12. Most of all, Wallace & Gromit retains the clever, one-of-a-kind sensibility that made its shorter predecessors so delightful. With every studio comedy looking for a formula for success, it's refreshing to find a heroically whimsical film that succeeds by following no formula known to dog or man.
  13. The animation is a marvel - all the more so because the most demanding sequences seem almost casually tossed off. The world of Wallace and Gromit is one of the few genuinely eccentric places left in the movies, a place where lumpy, doughy characters achieve a peculiar dignity in spite of their grotesque features and the ridiculousness of their circumstances.
  14. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    90
    The whole rollicking adventure zips along a mile a minute.
  15. 90
    Gromit's every facial move -- every grimace, scowl, eye-roll and glance askance -- is sublime.
  16. 89
    It's a ripping good yarn, to boot, breathlessly paced and seamlessly edited, but most important, resoundingly and surpassingly fun.
  17. 88
    Wallace and Gromit are arguably the two most delightful characters in the history of animation.
  18. 88
    The magic of the movies is never more evident than with stop-motion animation, and nobody does it better than Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park.
  19. 88
    If animated dogs were eligible for acting awards, the Oscar would go to Gromit.
  20. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    This adorable exercise in whimsy should give "Corpse Bride" a good fight for best-animated-film Oscar.
  21. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    Even more than "Chicken Run," Were-Rabbit is a tiny plasticine masterpiece.
  22. The feeling is like a warm homecoming.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 181 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 92
  2. Negative: 8 out of 92
  1. Oct 4, 2011
    8
    "Wallace & Gromit" holds their titular title as 'king of claymation' with this outstanding (and funny) adventure animation. Don't hesitate to buy it. It's a definite must-watch. Full Review »
  2. Nov 26, 2013
    8
    While Wallace and Gromit is better suited for shorts, this was still an enjoyable film. It has the same likeable characters that some people have grown up with and it is nice to see them on the big screen. Toss in some decent humor and nice animation and you have an entertaining film. If you are fan of the shorts than definitely check this one out. Even if you aren’t that big on it then at least appreciate the fact that a lot of effort went into this film from people who love what they do and care about giving a good show. This is definitely much better than the other film Dreamworks released this year Madagascar and the critics agree since it won Best Animated Film. Nice job Aardman keep up the good work. Full Review »
  3. Sep 26, 2013
    8
    A lighthearted comedy, this movie is very good, even when compared to live action films. The clay animation is excellent, and the filmmakers really know what they're doing. Full Review »