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In the face of overwhelming urbanization and recklessness, creatures struggle to preserve a remnant of the peace they once knew. Selfless acts of love plant the seeds of change that will ultimately prove the salvation of his world.



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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »


"Even folks who know all about the prairie dog controversy will be enlightened by VARMINTS. From all appearances, the issue is far more complex than environmentalists vs. property owners, preservationists vs. developers; or rednecks vs. vegetarians and animal-rights activists. Viewers everywhere will ponder who, in the grand scheme of things, who the true varmints are." Westword Written by Anonymous

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April 2009 (USA)  »

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Alimañas  »

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Beautiful and surreal
9 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a beautifully done film. There is no dialog, just music and sound effects. The themes of losing humanity in technology has been done before, but not quite like this. The story is told in a surreal, poetic way. The setting is an unknown place or planet where an unspecified creature lives in an idyllic, green setting. Soon another race of creatures appears in a black cloud on the horizon. They build what looks like a city of skyscrapers, destroying the natural setting. The plot goes on from there and resolves in an unexpected way. The exact plot is not clearly explained, and does not need to be.I found it very moving and engaging, as did the audience I saw it with.

The film is a work of art. The author who left the previous comment must have a heart of stone not have enjoyed it. I have no idea how or why he seemed to get the ridiculous notion it had something to do with Scientology or cults.

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