Fantastic Mr. Fox Reviews
Posted 11.24.09 by reelz
Fantastic Mr. Fox, which opened on a few screens about 10 days ago, gets a nationwide release tomorrow. Critics are liking it, hailing the movie as a return to form for director Wes Anderson.
"With its virtuoso tomfoolery, Fantastic Mr. Fox is like a homegrown Wallace and Gromit caper."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Although it may initially seem to be yet another kids-film-for-adults of the kind the industry has been pumping out of late, Mr. Fox manages to be something else entirely. Pandering to neither audience, it remains true to its story's vulpine nature."
— Chris Barsanti, filmcritic.com
"...an adventure in pure imagination that plays to the smart kid in all of us."
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Sometimes too clever by half, the film, replete with in-jokes, may in some ways work better for adults."
— Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"...exactly what one might imagine a stop-motion Anderson film to be: multitudes of quirky characters, immaculately arranged compositions and camera pans, soundtrack outbursts of classic rock, and a blend of tender humanism and melancholic existentialism."
— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine