Fantastic Mr. Fox

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20th Century Fox Released 2009

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Director:
Wes Anderson
Released:
2009
Rating:
PG
George Clooney and Meryl Streep lend their voices to this hilarious and heartwarming animated adventure from visionary director Wes Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Fox (Clooney and Streep) live a happy home life with their eccentric son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting nephew Kristopherson. That is until Mr. Fox slips into his sneaky, old ways and plots the greatest chicken heist the animal world has ever seen. Based on the beloved, best-selling book by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Fantastic Mr. Fox is family fun at its finest.

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  • 90

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    In some ways his (Anderson) most fully realized and satisfying film. Once you adjust to its stop-and-start rhythms and its scruffy looks, you can appreciate its wit, its beauty and...

  • 90

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A pleasantly cerebral experience, exhilarating and fizzy, that goes to your head like too much Champagne.

  • 80

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    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...

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