Watership Down

Watership Down

Watership Down

The voice of John Hurt stars in this 1978 animated British adventure-thriller. Based on the children's novel of the same name by Richard Adams, Watership Down tells the story of a brave group of displaced rabbits in search of a new home.

When a young rabbit named Fiver (Richard Briers) has a prophetic vision that the end of his warren is near, he persuades a group led by himself, Bigwig (Michael Graham Cox), Blackberry (Simon Cadell) and Hazel (Hurt) to leave with him in search of a new home. Several obstacles stand in their way, including predators, a rat-filled cemetery and a speeding river. Upon arriving at their final destination, a hill dubbed Watership Down, the rabbits find that their journey is still far from over.

1978Rating: PG, Some scenes may scare very young children.101 minsUK
AdventureAnimatedDramaKids & Family
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Time Out

Time Out

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The 'camera' takes a conventionally objective viewpoint, perpetually rolling over rolling countryside, which effectively robs the plot of all its terror and tension.

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

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A rare movie that keeps kids on the edge of their chairs without inducing in their parents an overwhelming desire to escape theirs for a smoke in the lobby.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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Voiced by a fine cast, with stellar work from John Hurt and Richard Briers, Watership Down is an imperfect film with some of the most powerful moments ever created for the genre.

Time Out

Time Out

press

The 'camera' takes a conventionally objective viewpoint, perpetually rolling over rolling countryside, which effectively robs the plot of all its terror and tension.

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

A rare movie that keeps kids on the edge of their chairs without inducing in their parents an overwhelming desire to escape theirs for a smoke in the lobby.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Voiced by a fine cast, with stellar work from John Hurt and Richard Briers, Watership Down is an imperfect film with some of the most powerful moments ever created for the genre.

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