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Agent F.O.X.

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Slapstick-y Chinese animal caper is tedious, confusing.

Movie G 2014 83 minutes
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Although the concept of Agent F.O.X. is cute and has some fun details, something seems to get lost in translation. There are plot points and lines of dialogue that don't make sense, which will probably be confusing to both kids and adults. The animation is very jerky and choppy, which gets a bit tiring after a while. And the voice acting sounds a bit overdone and awkward, which is probably mostly due to being translated from the original Chinese to English.

Kids will probably enjoy the different inventions created by Long Tail and left over from the Great Inventor, but they may find the plot somewhat boring and confusing. The insistence on learning the town rules throughout the movie is especially bland and baffling, even though it's eventually explained. Parents will probably appreciate the fairly clean content, though some may not appreciate the amount of times characters get hit in the head with stuff.

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