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  • Summary: The cheese-loving Wallace and his ever faithful dog Gromit, the much-loved duo from Aardman's Oscar-winning clay-animated shorts star in an all new comedy adventure, marking their first full-length feature film. (DreamWorks)
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. Bestows generous blessings on all that's good in Englishness, in moviedom, and, of course, in cheese.
  3. So devoid of the usual coarse Hollywood calculation that it plays like a breath of fresh air.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    This adorable exercise in whimsy should give "Corpse Bride" a good fight for best-animated-film Oscar.
  5. 80
    Who could resist a movie in which a garden gnome holds the front line in high-tech home security?
  6. Reviewed by: Leslie Felperin
    80
    Park and co-helmer Steve Box stay faithful to the cozy core ingredients that made the clay duo's kudo-reaping shorts and Park's previous pic, "Chicken Run," so well loved. "Curse" delivers a wholesome morsel, happily not too cheesy, that families will nibble on as a treat.
  7. 63
    Eminently worth seeing, even if it leaves you wishing it were as consistently inventive as Aardman's first feature, "Chicken Run" (2000).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 92
  2. Negative: 8 out of 92
  1. LiseW.
    Apr 18, 2008
    10
    I had the incredible privilege of visiting the set of this film while it was being shot. The magnificence of the finished article owes no small debt to the immaculate attention to detail and love furnished on every tiny detail of the production. Tottington Hall was fully furnished and finished - even the bits that we can't see and every item of fruit, cheese and other articles that appeared in the fairground exquisitely made. Nick Park lavished as much care on the props as Peter Jackson did in Lord of the Rings - only in miniature. Without a doubt a masterpiece and one of the greatest animations of all time. Collapse
  2. JoanneB.
    Oct 21, 2005
    10
    Gromit rocks!!! So many unexpected twists as well!
  3. BMiller
    Feb 11, 2006
    10
    This is moviemaking at it's best. A classic movie that will outlast many of it's peers. The claymation is glorious and the script, wit and storyline delivered the goods. Will be enjoyed by young and old after many repeat viewings. Expand
  4. Loring
    Oct 10, 2005
    9
    Overall, excellent. Feels a bit stretched out compared to the short films, but by far the best animated movie I have seen this year (and with a young son, I've seen them all), and one of the most enjoyable movies I've seen in a while. (PS. You will enjoy it more if you have seen the shorts first, now out on DVD.) Expand
  5. KouroshA.
    Feb 15, 2006
    9
    All around funny movie with very cool animation and fast paced.I also loved how the expressions on different characters faces were presented through animation which is a very difficult task. Expand
  6. SamJ.
    Nov 1, 2005
    8
    I thought that this film was entertaining, with funny clips throughout. However, it is a film that i would not want to see again, as the funny parts would be familiar to me, which are the only things keeping the film from being dull. Expand
  7. Jon
    Oct 16, 2005
    0
    I took my 3 yr old to this movie. I had already taught him to say 'Come along Gromit, we have windows to wash!' in Wallace-speak. I have been a long time fan of the shorts. We went with high expectations. I believe if this was filmed with live actors it would have received an R rating. Themes of hate, betrayal, classist division and murder run through this offensive animation. This is 'Family/Kids'? How do I explain that the bunnies are crying because they think Wallace is dead? Killing bunnies does seem an appropriate theme for a kid movie. One of the main characters is driven by hate, guns, killing and murder. That the system wrote, approved and filmed this, then marketed it to families is considered state of the art is a telling factor in the degradation of this society. Expand

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