Daniel’s review published on Letterboxd:
The title already hints towards it, doesn't it? Excuse the terrible pun but this film was fantastic in a thoroughly entertaining manner with beautiful animation, brilliant humour and a captivating execution of the story.
I should make it clear too that I've never read the original Roald Dahl novel despite growing up as a fan of his work; it was just one of the many of his pieces of work that I had never read and I'm kinda grateful because going into this film almost completely blind made it all the more fun.
If anything took away from it; I think it might have actually been the recognisable voice cast, especially George Clooney as our lead but it wasn't bothering enough that it sucked me out of the experience - this was a really well done film, that's definitely worth seeing if you haven't already.