Fantastic Mr. Fox

Fantastic Mr. Fox

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, for action, smoking and slang humor87 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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Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

A work from one of Britain’s most loved authors finds itself in the hands of American indie auteur Wes Anderson, best known for his arch and perfectionist takes on eccentric schemers and fractured family dynamics. Couldn’t be a better match, really, for this wry and charming animated flick about a self-absorbed fox with self-esteem issues and a misunderstood son.

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Variety

Variety

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.

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Total Film

Total Film

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.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Newshub

Newshub

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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