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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Review

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  • 5.0

    out of 100

    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Bestows generous blessings on all that's good in Englishness, in moviedom, and, of course, in cheese.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    The illusion is seamless and the pleasure is boundless.

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 7+

A funny and charming movie for the whole family.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie includes some mildly scary images of the were-rabbit's transformation -- first in shadow and then in person. These images follow the werewolf pattern, with teeth, fur, paws, and snout indicating the beast's emergence. The townsfolk and one hunter in particular pursue the were-rabbit, with guns and garden tools (again, following classic horror conventions, as in Frankenstein). Characters drink at a party, and make occasional bawdy, Benny-Hillish sexual references, most of which will go over little ones' heads.

  • Families can talk about the enduring friendship between Wallace and his dog Gromit. How is this relationship a model of loyalty, trust, and affection set against the conniving and pettiness among the humans? And how is their friendship briefly threatened by Wallace's romantic interest in Lady Tottington (who ends up being a terrific good sport too)? How does the film set up a nice tension between the very cute rabbits who are, admittedly, gobbling up the town's vegetable gardens and the monstrous were-rabbit?

The good stuff
  • message true3

    Messages: Greedy villain is comedic and blustery, gets his comeuppance.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence and scariness: Cartoon shooting and chasing (on foot, in vehicles).

  • sex false0

    Sexy stuff: Wallace has a crush; minor (British) sexual references in language.

  • language false0

    Language: One character says, "arsing around."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Minor drinking by adults at a party.