Sight and Sound - 09/01/1998
"...ALL THE LITTLE ANIMALS is a courageous debut..."
New York Times - 09/03/1999
"...Powerful, extraordinary central performances and cinematography that lends the English landscape around Cornwall a mythical cast..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/03/1999
"...The performances are minutely observed, which enhances the movie's dreamlike quality..."
The tale of a mentally challenged young man named Bobby (Christian Bale), who runs away from home to escape an abusive stepfather (Daniel Benzali) who has been tormenting and slaughtering his beloved pets. In his travels, Bobby meets an old man (John Hurt) who spends his days protecting animals form speeding vehicles along the highway, and giving a proper burial to the unfortunate roadkill. Inevitably, the two become friends, but soon enough Bobby's hateful stepfather tracks him down, and the confrontation is one neither of them will ever forget. Based on the novel by Walker Hamilton.
Based On A Novel |
Mental Illness |