The best of the first three Wallace & Gromit shorts. It is endearing, funny and clever. While the first short suffered from not having a "real" problem; and the antagonist from the third was not interesting, this one gives us Feathers McGruff, an intriguing and cold blooded penguin that makes a worthy adversary to Gromit. An exhilarating chase scene and superb stop motion animation makes this one wonderful.
4.5 stars. As with 'The Empire Strikes Back', this is commonly and correctly recognised as the best of the trilogy, richer, darker and more full-formed than the first, lacking the excesses of the third film. It's a marvel of stop-motion animation almost tossed-off in its breeziness, very funny & with a properly nasty villain whose bestial rage is revealed at the end in that terrifying/haunting/hilarious last shot!
Timeless film and the essence of fun and inventiveness! Still one of my most joyful cinema memory fifteen years after seeing it. Don't forget to check Creature Comfort and In a Close Shave, they are amazingly good too!