100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
The all-time great talking-pig movie, a lovely, intelligent gem of G-rated entertainment that is also rib-tickling funny.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A witty, stylish, beautifully made charmer of a family picture.
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90

Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
A hilarious fantasy, about a plucky piglet that learns how to tend sheep, Babe is a barnyard charmer.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
That rare movie that completely fulfills its admittedly modest aims.
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88

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Babe, a live-action fable about a valiant pig who conquers prejudice like a barnyard Jackie Robinson, is in a league of its own when it comes to enchantment.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Perhaps one of the cutest children's films ever made.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
A film that can be enjoyed by all ages and that insults no one's intelligence.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A movie made with charm and wit, and unlike some family movies it does not condescend, not for a second.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Through a mixture of imaginative storytelling, impressive animatronics, and irresistible cuteness, Babe casts a spell over all viewers -- young, old, or somewhere in between.
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70

TV Guide

Babe could charm the pants off the most unregenerate cynic.
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83 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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