Box art for Babe: Pig in the City

Babe: Pig in the City

children & family, comedy


This sequel takes the three musketeers Babe, Ferdy and Mrs. Hoggett on a crusade In alarge city to raise enough money to save the farm and combine the two worlds into one

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    61%
  • Audience Score
    40%

common sense

ON for kids age 8
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
1 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
4 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Darker than the original, not for very young kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that while generally directed at kids, this sequel is scarier and more suspenseful than Babe, the very light-hearted original. There are a number of life-threatening incidents involving dogs, cats, and monkeys, as well as Babe and Ferdie, the duck; they're in danger throughout the film. Included are chase sequences (some with snarling dogs and bared teeth), falls, near drownings, and run-ins with frightening authorities who capture and cage the animals. In addition, numerous accidents happen to Farmer Hoggett and Mrs. Hoggett, and Babe is separated from his owner for a lengthy period of time in a turbulent city.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about tolerance and accepting others.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Amy Taubin, Village Voice, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh:

- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Rotten: BABE has all but lost its bearings.

- Janet Maslin, New York Times, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

3 stars

forget the story but it must be not so special cause I can't remember the story anymore.

- citawijaya, Wednesday, June 17, 2009

3 stars

A wonderful dark childrens fairy tale. This was obviously a huge art direction influence on the Harry Potter films.

- kenstachnik, Tuesday, September 16, 2008

2 stars

Babe is back and he encounters new friends in the city such as dogs and chimps.

- thmtsang, Saturday, December 1, 2007