Fantastic Mr. Fox

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Animation, Family
Running Time:  87 min.
Release Date: November 25, 2009
DVD: March 23, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.84
based on 75 votes and 16 reviews
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Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Wally Wolodarsky, Eric Anderson, Michael Gambon, Willem Dafoe, Owen Wilson, Jarvis Cocker


Mr. and Mrs. Fox (George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live an idyllic home life with their son Ash (Jason Schwartzman) and visiting young nephew Kristofferson (Eric Anderson). But after twelve years of quiet domesticity, 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 without 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. In the end, he uses his natural instincts to save his family and friends.

Based on the best-selling children's book by Roald Dahl.

Director: Wes Anderson
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): Scott Rudin, Allison Abbate, Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson
Screenplay: Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach
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  • 4 stars "Didn't know what to expect and fell in love. Chuckled ~ or laughed out loud ~ for the entire 97 minutes. Perfectly cast, especially George Clooney with his "move" and Owen Wilson describing Whackball. Precious! Ooommm!"
  • 5 stars "All round good movie for kids and adults"
  • 2 stars "I had high hopes for this movie, but was really disappointed as were my 2 kids. Sure, there were a few cute laughs, but overall, this was little better than a sock puppet show."