Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave (1995) - Rotten Tomatoes

Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave1995

Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave (1995)




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The third film to feature the claymation adventures of Wallace and Gromit, A Close Shave finds the inventor and his dog with a new business, new friends, and a new adversary. As the story begins, the team has decided to open a window-washing service, with Wallace providing clever gadgets while Gromit does the real work. Yet Wallace continues inventing in his spare time and has recently built a new device, the Knit-O-Matic, to clean and shear sheep -- which comes in quite handy when a lost lamb takes refuge in their home. Wallace and Gromit soon discover that this lamb has escaped from a pair of evil sheep rustlers who want him back. The mastermind of the rustling scheme turns out to be Preston, a dog belonging to local wool-shop proprietor Wendolene Ramsbottom; complicating things further is the fact Wendolene is also the object of Wallace's romantic affections. When Preston frames Gromit as the rustler and plots to steal the Knit-O-Matic, the pair must find a way to save the sheep and themselves. Director Nick Park once again mixes inventive animation with deviously clever plotting and whimsical humor, a combination that won him his third "Best Animated Short" Oscar.


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All Critics (19)

The third and final of the "Wallace & Gromit" shorts is perhaps the most exciting

February 6, 2009 | Full Review…

The third Wallace and Gromit film ... manages to top its predecessor with a series of even more impressively staged sight gags and action sequences.

September 29, 2008 | Full Review…

A comedic gem. A short with more laughs than most full-length films.

November 13, 2003 | Rating: 5/5

Wallace and Gromit are always amazing. No surprise here.

February 2, 2003 | Rating: 5/5

A techinical marvel and very funny.

July 26, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave

Brilliant as usual. Full review later.

Thomas Bowler
Thomas Bowler

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out of all the wallace and gromit shorts this is my favorite. The action is great, the comedy, of course, is spot on, the animation as with all of the shorts is great to look at, and it has a great, dark, and gripping story.

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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Pretty great stuff.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

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