Fantastic Mr. Fox Synopsis
Angry farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with a sly fox, look to get rid of their opponent and his family.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Witty and wonderful, Fantastic Mr. Fox is the perfect Thanksgiving entertainment.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
With its virtuoso tomfoolery, Fantastic Mr. Fox is like a homegrown Wallace and Gromit caper. To Wes Anderson: More, please!
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Anderson has created a world as stylized and inventive as anything he's done... "Fox" is a visual delight.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A captivating entertainment for the holiday season and well beyond.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
An adventure in pure imagination that plays to the smart kid in all of us.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
By forgoing actual human beings, the director has made his most charming, least annoyingly fey film - a thing of lovely comic wisdom.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A gorgeous and witty piece of stop-motion animation.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
These animals aren't catering to anyone in the audience. We get the feeling they're intensely leading their own lives without slowing down...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The result is a visual treasure that successfully blends deadpan quirkiness with a wry realism rarely seen in any film, let alone one for...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's an intriguing match of material and filmmaker. Dahl's distinctive, edgy storytelling seems to fit well with Anderson's idiosyncratic...
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FANTASTIC MR. FOX. Grade: A (Based on advance VIP press preview - Tues. 11/24)

Based on Roald Dahl's similarly titled book, this 87 min movie is both director Wed Anderson(The Royal Tenenbaums) and 20th Century Fox studio's first stop-motion animated feature. REAL fur,...

Charming Mister Fox

By davidgoldsteen
We (my 10, 7, and 4 year old kids) took my wife to see Fantastic Mr. Fox for her birthday. We all really enjoyed it. It's funny, without the typical slapstick humor and wisecracking animals that...


By fishymom
My mom and I took my two kids ages 7 and 11 to see this movie. It's probably one of the worst we've seen in a long time. I just don't understand all the positive reviews. My mom fell asleep about 20...

Enjoyable, but not for children

By Kimberly138
First, though this is loosley based on a children's book, it is probably not appropriate for children under twelve. This is not due to the violence or frequent usage of the word "cuss" (which, last I...

The Fantastic Mr. Anderson

By roxywilde
Terms like "auteur" were coined for directors like Wes Anderson, who's writing style and directorial aesthetic carry over through all of his projects. And "The Fantastic Mr. Fox," while not only an...

Wes Anderson's best movie.

By movies-4-me
I've felt that all of Wes Anderson's previous movies (from Bottle Rocket to The Darjeeling Limited - which I haven't seen) could all have been acted out by young kids, and they would have been just as...


By Smooth_J
I hate to use this word, but the film was enchanting. Wes Anderson's style lends itself perfectly to the stop-motion genre, and his choice of soundtrack is impeccable, as always. The voice cast is...

Fantastic Mr. Fox

By cmotz
I thought this was an excellent film for both adults and kids. My two eight year old sons thought it was a good action story with humor--and I agreed! Many kids films these days are very formulaic...

Fantastic Mr. Fox Indeed

By schmeddy49
I don't know if small kids would enjoy it, but as an adult who loves most "kids" movies - this was by far one of the best I've seen in a long time. Quirky. Great art direction. The voices were so...

Hilarious! Must See! One of My Favorites this Year!

By bamoram
I really enjoyed the humor in this movie. It was artistically creative and just plain fun. I am an adult and I enjoyed it. I really dont think this is too violent for kids, I mean has anyone watched...

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Rated PG | For for action, smoking and slang humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Offbeat family adventure may charm adults more than kids.
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