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Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Always-charming claymation duo mix murder with romance.

Movie NR 2009 87 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 10+

This film Is good

It was good, violence because people are killed, and a poodle gets slapped but good film
age 2+


Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (14 ):

Like other offerings from director Nick Park, this movie's offbeat and dark humor sets it apart from other more mainstream titles. The wild contraptions, unlikely capers, and death-defying stunts make for a high-energy, witty comedy with quirky details that can appeal to both adults and children. A MATTER OF LOAF AND DEATH tips its hat to classic noir films, beginning with the opening scene where a mysterious attacker sneaks up behind a clueless baker and dispatches the man with a swift (offscreen) whack to the head. Fans of Wallace and Gromit's other work will find this movie chock full of the usual quirky humor, like Wallace's appreciation for the tea Gromit poured from the nozzle of a gas pump: "Lovely cuppa, Gromit. But with a slight diesel-ly aftertaste." However, some of the less obvious concepts in the film might trouble more sophisticated viewers, like the murderer's motive -- resentment toward bakers for weight gain.

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