All Creatures Big and Small


Action / Adventure / Animation / Comedy


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Martin Sheen as Lion
Amy Grant as Hazel
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695.47 MB
24.000 fps
1hr 27 min
P/S 6 / 61
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24.000 fps
1hr 27 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kosmasp 5 / 10

Positive viewing

I have to admit I was surprised when I watched this, because I didn't think it would be as entertaining as it was. Obviously if you take the technical aspect of it, this seems light years away from current Pixar or other animated movies. But when it comes to the comedy and characters it's not half as bad.

Still the standard is high and movies are not only audio, but also how the visual might affect your movie experience. Very small kids may not mind, but teens surely will have an issue and won't understand the problems with making a movie on a budget. Having said that, you should give this movie a chance. Try to see more than just the obvious and you'll have fun

Reviewed by sagaceline 9 / 10

A surprisingly good children's movie.

I'm a huge fan of Disney and Pixar, so I'm usually really sceptical when I see non-Disney movies, but this was actually really good. I was really surprised by how good this was, I've never heard of it and found it by accident, so I didn't have any big expectations for it. But I was pleasantly surprised, I actually really liked it. It had a good plot, and even though it's based on a religious story it wasn't religious at all. God wasn't mentioned, and Noah was only mentioned when a lion told the other animals who built the ark. It also had a really good plot twist/surprise at the end, which was totally unexpected. And my younger brother (6 years old) didn't loose focus from it as he usually does when he watches movies, he really loves this one. It was funny, emotional and just a really nice children's movie.

Reviewed by dougleigh 5 / 10

Creationism vs. Evolution

While in no overtly way religious, this is a Noah's Ark story, so by definition it's a biblical story. What's amazing about All Creature Big and Small is the implausibility of it all. The basic setup is that Noah subcontracts whose "on" and "off" the Ark the the spitting image of The Lion King, who - after decreeing that omnivores can't eat herbivores - has both the final say over what animals can and can't board the Ark. (As for Noah himself: like all humans, he's conspicuously absent throughout movie.) After the flood eventually comes, some on the "out list" stowaway aboard the Ark. So far, standard kids fare.

One of those excluded from being on board is a constantly worried pessimist while the other is a silver-lining optimist. This all proceeds entertainingly enough. But when push comes to shove and their lives are imminently threatened toward the end of the movie, things fall apart. The pessimist learns the value of trust and kinship, while the optimist comes to appreciate the value of force and decisiveness. But instead of leaving things there, the movie makers decide to moralize the story such that the now extinct creature metamorphose into ones adaptable to their environment. The problem, of course, is that - at least as it's currently understood - evolution does not affect a single generation but rather takes thousands if not millions of years.

On the surface, this deus ex machina is a simple contrivance to create a happy ending for all (excepting the villains of the story). But more deeply it seems to suggest not only that Creationism and Evolution each have their merits, but also posits that they are not mutually exclusive of one another. In the end, however, the more plausible storyline seems to be that that it is the fittest species that survives. The only "happy ending" for the less fortunate creatures is force-fitted into the story through within-generation evolution, a resolution that is neither satisfying nor plausible. No one the viewer cares about dies; their means of survival are wrapped up in silly previously-unrecognized abilities like breathing under water, farting or squirting a noxious fluid, or an oversized slug turning into a whale.

I suspect that it was not the producer's intention, but its is their having to fictionalize the story of the non-fittest animals debases the entire argument of Creationism. Rather that crafting a story in which Creationism and Evolution co-exist, All Creature Big and Small's reliance on inexplicable Acts of God debases the prior ideology while making a mockery of the latter.

The movie evades death - particularly the death of a species - in its wrongheaded portrayal of natural selection as something that can redeem an individual life rather than that which determines the continued existence of a species. Clearly this is anti-scientific, though this might be forgiven for the movie's merits as mindless entertainment for children. However, the net impact is that in seeking to appeal to both Creationists/Individualists and Evolutionists/Collectivists, neither narrative is coherent.

The movie is visually engaging and often funny, and it's for these reasons that our 9, 10 and 11-year-old seemed to enjoy it. But the 14-year-old laughed "at it" not "with it," suggesting that for some ideals in life there is no viable middle ground.

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