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Village Voice
For the reportedly painstaking labor it took to create, the film is a marvel to behold--with wonderful shifts in perspective, an intensely tactile design, and an intentional herky-jerkiness of motion that only enriches the make-believe atmosphere.
With its virtuoso tomfoolery, Fantastic Mr. Fox is like a homegrown Wallace and Gromit caper. To Wes Anderson: More, please!
Anderson has pulled off the most elusive of goals: He's made a nonchalant masterpiece, a movie that feels dog-eared and loved before it's even reached our hands.
The Hollywood Reporter
Anderson has created a world as stylized and inventive as anything he's done... "Fox" is a visual delight.
Endlessly enchanting.
Rolling Stone
An adventure in pure imagination that plays to the smart kid in all of us.
Genuinely original: a silly, hilarious and oddly profound adaptation for adult-sized children.
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-ups than to moppets; it's a picture for people who would rather drive a 1953 Jaguar XK 120 than a new one.
This is no more a kids’ movie for kids than "Where The Wild Things Are"; it’s a film strictly for Wes Anderson fans of all ages. By now, they should know who they are.
It’s unfortunate that the result is so unaffecting, especially in light of all the things the director does right.

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