gxenick’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’ve grown some extra appreciation for this film on rewatch. I’m still not putting it on that “masterpiece” shelf but it’s still a great movie. The animation style is awesome claymation is such a unique style of filmmaking and the fact that Wes Anderson put this much effort into building this works is impressive in and of itself. Every scene is filled with dozens of little set pieces with so much detail. I’ve said this many many times, but Wes Anderson gives his movies so much style and tone that stays consistent throughout the movie, and their look is perfect.
This cast is phenomenal. Of course, you have your Anderson automatics (that’s what I call them) Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Jason Schwartzman, and Owen Wilson, and they all give amazing voice performances as these quirky characters, which is another thing Anderson handles so well in all his films. With George Clooney and Meryl Streep in the leads, you have a really sweet and engaging couple that just want to survive, but they also have to watch over their nephew, Kristofferson. This storyline is filled with great heist scenes, brilliant comedy, and amazing themes about family and acceptance. The score for this movie, especially in the third act, is also great. My only flaws are that I really can’t resonate with any of the characters, and as a whole, the story feels a bit rushed. I think there could’ve been more to tell if an extra 30 minutes was added. But overall, Fantastic Mr. Fox is a Fantastic movie, and is honestly one of the most rewatchable movies ever.