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Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)



Critic Consensus: Fantastic Mr. Fox is a delightfully funny feast for the eyes with multi-generational appeal -- and it shows Wes Anderson has a knack for animation.

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Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers -- Boggis, Bunce and Bean -- who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost.

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Meryl Streep
as Mrs. Fox
Eric Chase Anderson
as Kristofferson
Michael Gambon
as Franklin Bean
Owen Wilson
as Coach Skip
Karen Duffy
as Linda Otter
Robin Hurlstone
as Walter Boggis
Hugo Guinness
as Nathan Bunce
Helen McCrory
as Mrs. Bean
Roman Coppola
as Squirrel Contractor
Garth Jennings
as Bean's Son
Brian Cox
as Action 12 Reporter
Tristan Oliver
as Explosives Man
Jeremy Dawson
as Beaver's Son
Jennifer Furches
as Dr. Badger
Allison Abbate
as Rabbit's Ex-Girlfriend
Molly Cooper
as Rabbit Girl
Adrien Brody
as Field Mouse
Martin Ballard
as Fire Chief
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Critic Reviews for Fantastic Mr. Fox

All Critics (245) | Top Critics (72)

The animation is beautiful, the attention to detail is a thing of wonder... but the story is a mess, the script is banal and, as visually stunning as it all is, it just doesn't seem to have any kind of soul.

August 29, 2018 | Full Review…

'Fantastic Mr. Fox' may be the purest distillation of Anderson's specific, inimitable style.

June 18, 2016 | Full Review…

Visually, the movie is a wonder, with its profusion of detail and exquisitely focussed "performances" by the figurines, whom Anderson frames in images as precisely composed as those in his live-action work.

March 11, 2014

If Fantastic Mr Fox feels like Anderson's freshest film since Rushmore, that can only be due to the animation. Beneath those tactile textures, there's nothing you could strictly call fantastic.

March 11, 2014

Sometimes too clever by half, the film, replete with in-jokes, may in some ways work better for adults. Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, and Jason Schwarztman also provide adept voice work.

March 11, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

With its lush autumnal palette and hijinks worthy of Max Fisher or Dignan, the result is a film that only Wes Anderson could have made.

March 11, 2014 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fantastic Mr. Fox


It was definetly a breath of fresh air in originality and it had fantastic visuals. Stop motion has always been one of my favorite art styles and the thing I don't like about it nowadays is that people prefer all slam bam in your face cg effects, and nothing organic, and it is getting very old, but when you see something like this it is just fantastic. And this is a dying art to filmmaking, think about it it has been 3 years since another Wallace and Gromit film, and 2 years since a Stop Motion film has had a theatrical release, and thats why I think this is a dying art. I love all the details that are put into the characters, like how the fur on the puppets constantly moves throughout the scenes, plus the voice acting is really, really funny and entertaining. I didn't know who George Clooney was until this movie and im happy it introduced me to him, plus this movie i think has the biggest all star cast ever for a stop motion film, Bill Murray, Adrian Brody, George Clooney, Owen Wilson, even the small part characters have big actors.

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

A visually stunning animation that dazzles us at every second especially as we see the amazing attention that it pays to its smallest details, and the result is a delightful fun for all ages with a clever, witty plot, great voicing and Wes Anderson's trademark sense of humor.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

innovative and fun, wes andersons animated film is destined to become a classic. the voice acting was superb and the story was clever, anderson made great decisions on the right way to render the beloved source material to film. a wonderful film.

danny d
danny d

Super Reviewer

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