Aroview: Wes Anderson’s quirky, buttoned-up sensibility is a fantastic match for Roald Dahl’s classic tale about a sly, debonair fox (George Clooney, appropriately) whose penchant for poaching sees his woodland community bear the brunt of the local farmers’ retaliation.
In a perfect marriage of dir. Anderson’s own formal preciousness and the rigors of stop-motion, this wondrous adaptation is a lively, fizzy-headed concoction that miraculously loses none of Dahl’s darkness, and yet remains one of the sweetest portrayals of fatherhood and family spirit ever made for children. A tailor-made project for the maker of such modern-day fables as THE LIFE AQUATIC and THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, the film is further enlivened by canny voice casting and some stunning, pint-sized art direction which, when combined with the exquisite animation of Mr. Fox and friends, is a real treat for young and old.
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4 stars (Very Good) A very enjoyable animated film, with a unique style and great sense of humour! The voice acting is great, the plot is fun and true to the books, and overall this is highly recommended for both adults and kids. ~Tom H
5 stars (Exceptional) Absolutely brilliant. Full of signature Anderson quirks and charms, this is sharp, enchanting, hilarious and utterly fantastic. ~Wizzums
1 star (Turkey) anderson seems to make the same movie over and over - i don't think i can ever watch another film with george clooney again - not after those instant coffee adds ... ~URIKI
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