Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

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Fantastic Mr. Fox

After a string of brilliant comedies, director Wes Anderson for his fifth film turns to a stop-motion animation take on a classic Roald Dahl book. George Clooney's honey and gravel tones bring to life the wily hero who must evade the clutches of three dastardly farmers in order to provide food for his furry family - and loses his tail in the process.

Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep, plus Anderson regulars Anjelica Huston, Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray are also among those providing voices - recorded not in a studio but on location for extra spontaneity. With a script by Anderson and The Squid And The Whale's Noah Baumbach, plus music by ex-Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, hold on to your hats.

2009Rating: PG, contains coarse language87 minsUSA
AnimatedComedyKids & Family
Director:
Wes Anderson ('The Darjeeling Limited', 'The Life Aquatic', 'The Royal Tenenbaums', 'Rushmore', 'Bottle Rocket')
Writer:
Wes AndersonNoah Baumbach
Cast:
George ClooneyMeryl StreepBill MurrayJason SchwartzmanEric Chase AndersonWallace WolodarskyMichael GambonWillem DafoeOwen WilsonJarvis Cocker
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Reviews & comments

It just wasn't right...

Too much corny and almost adult humour that ruined this take on the beloved children's book.

3.0
0

Wes Anderson's masterpiece. A true gem!

A richly detailed, enchanting and utterly charming movie brimming full of beauty and wit. My young children adored this movie and watched it repeatedly until they could recite the dialogue from memory. A joy to watch from beginning to end, Wes Anderson has produced his masterpiece - a creation of lovely comic wisdom.

5.0
0

Brilliant

Probably the smartest, funniest and most charming movie I've seen since cannot remember when! Totally unexpected great surprise. Whistle/Click - out...

5.0
0

Yay.

Fantastic Mr. Fox, is well, fantastic! 9/10... Watched it with a smile of joy throughout the whole film.

5.0
0

Brilliant movie

I loved it and this is definitely going on my favourite films of the year list. Full of laughs and quirkiness I'd highly recommend for adults and children alike!

5.0
0

Great movie for all ages, we will see this again

About 20 minutes into this movie I started getting worried, because I was enjoying it so much, and thought it couldn't possibly be so fantastic all the way through. It did lull a little, but only because of the extremely high benchmark at the start. My 9 year old son declared this "His favourite movie of all time", and he has seen them all! And my 10 year...

4.0
0

A Cussing Good Film

I’ve been looking forward to this since the closing credits to The Darjeeling Limited. I have to admit I was sceptical at first – Anderson has such a trademark visual style, how would this translate into a stop-motion animation adaptation of a Roald Dahl children’s book? The answer is ‘very well’. You have to bear in mind however, that this is a children’s...

4.0
0

Dig that Movie

I found Fantastic Mr Fox thoroughly charming. It was quirky, funny, and whatever Roald Dahl, or Wes Anderson were smoking- it worked.

4.0
0

Fantastic Movie

Fantastic movie for young & old! Definitely a great feel good movie. Recommended!

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The film's style, paradoxically both precious and rough-hewn, positions this as the season's defiantly anti-CGI toon, and its retro charms will likely appeal more strongly to grown-ups than to moppets; it's a picture for people who would rather drive a 1953 Jaguar XK 120 than a new one.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It may not amount to much, but what to expect from a book about a thieving fox? Beautifully realised, it’s the Anderson movie that will leave you with a smile on your face.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

An adventure in pure imagination that plays to the smart kid in all of us.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A wonderfully imagined and executed retelling of this well-known story.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Already up for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature and I would bet this week’s pocket money an Oscar nod won’t be far away, this Fantastic Mr Fox is a delight from go to woah and a must see.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Anderson has created a world as stylized and inventive as anything he's done... "Fox" is a visual delight.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Genuinely original: a silly, hilarious and oddly profound adaptation for adult-sized children

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The film's style, paradoxically both precious and rough-hewn, positions this as the season's defiantly anti-CGI toon, and its retro charms will likely appeal more strongly to grown-ups than to moppets; it's a picture for people who would rather drive a 1953 Jaguar XK 120 than a new one.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It may not amount to much, but what to expect from a book about a thieving fox? Beautifully realised, it’s the Anderson movie that will leave you with a smile on your face.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

An adventure in pure imagination that plays to the smart kid in all of us.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A wonderfully imagined and executed retelling of this well-known story.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Already up for a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature and I would bet this week’s pocket money an Oscar nod won’t be far away, this Fantastic Mr Fox is a delight from go to woah and a must see.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Anderson has created a world as stylized and inventive as anything he's done... "Fox" is a visual delight.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Genuinely original: a silly, hilarious and oddly profound adaptation for adult-sized children

4.0
0

It just wasn't right...

Too much corny and almost adult humour that ruined this take on the beloved children's book.

3.0
0

Wes Anderson's masterpiece. A true gem!

A richly detailed, enchanting and utterly charming movie brimming full of beauty and wit. My young children adored this movie and watched it repeatedly until they could recite the dialogue from memory. A joy to watch from beginning to end, Wes Anderson has produced his masterpiece - a creation of lovely comic wisdom.

5.0
0

Brilliant

Probably the smartest, funniest and most charming movie I've seen since cannot remember when! Totally unexpected great surprise. Whistle/Click - out...

5.0
0

Yay.

Fantastic Mr. Fox, is well, fantastic! 9/10... Watched it with a smile of joy throughout the whole film.

5.0
0

Brilliant movie

I loved it and this is definitely going on my favourite films of the year list. Full of laughs and quirkiness I'd highly recommend for adults and children alike!

5.0
0

Great movie for all ages, we will see this again

About 20 minutes into this movie I started getting worried, because I was enjoying it so much, and thought it couldn't possibly be so fantastic all the way through. It did lull a little, but only because of the extremely high benchmark at the start. My 9 year old son declared this "His favourite movie of all time", and he has seen them all! And my 10...

4.0
0

A Cussing Good Film

I’ve been looking forward to this since the closing credits to The Darjeeling Limited. I have to admit I was sceptical at first – Anderson has such a trademark visual style, how would this translate into a stop-motion animation adaptation of a Roald Dahl children’s book? The answer is ‘very well’. You have to bear in mind however, that this is a...

4.0
0

Dig that Movie

I found Fantastic Mr Fox thoroughly charming. It was quirky, funny, and whatever Roald Dahl, or Wes Anderson were smoking- it worked.

4.0
0

Fantastic Movie

Fantastic movie for young & old! Definitely a great feel good movie. Recommended!

4.0
0