Wrinkles Reviews

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 25, 2015
With its wry moments and poetic interludes, this is a film that takes its time, though time is all the old-age home's residents have. But it's the mixture of melancholy, wistfulness, and ennui here that makes the headiest, heartiest cocktail.
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Jeff Labrecque
Entertainment Weekly
December 3, 2014
Rare is the "cartoon" that penetrates and even haunts; Wrinkles is not easily forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
David Noh
Film Journal International
July 7, 2014
Literally dedicated to "all the old people of today, and of tomorrow," this animated look at aging is deeply humanistic, immensely moving, often hilarious and quite, quite wonderful.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 3, 2014
Unfolding in simple yet wonderfully expressive hand-drawn frames, the film's unsparingly observant plot depicts the slide into senility with empathy and imagination.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 3, 2014
Heavy doses of humor and empathy, along with gorgeous hand-drawn animation, keep things from getting too morbid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Sherilyn Connelly
Village Voice
July 2, 2014
A beautiful, subtle horror movie about the rigors of old age, made all the more horrifying because it will happen to all of us fortunate enough to live a long life.
Wes Greene
Slant Magazine
June 30, 2014
In its visionary dream and flashback sequences, the film becomes a comment on the rapidly diminished state of traditional animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
June 30, 2014
The film doesn't wallow in grief; it's a thoughtful and nuanced portrait of a stage of life we often choose not to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
April 24, 2014
Lots to love here, but it's all perhaps a little soft.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 24, 2014
Wrinkles is a nuanced, rich look at human frailty and the beauty of life, alternating between frank and tenderly humane notes with perfect precision, making the conventional beats its story does hit genuinely poignant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
April 23, 2014
A charming production, poignant and tender and one that is bound to move and compel you - while remaining so effortlessly subtle throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan Romney
Observer [UK]
April 20, 2014
A surprising thing indeed - an intelligent, entertaining, altogether unsentimental evocation of the experience of old age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
April 18, 2014
The animation is simple but lovely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent
April 18, 2014
The film has a defiance and humour reminiscent of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It's far more uplifting than its subject matter might suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
April 17, 2014
It's a compact and obliquely moving film, deftly constructed to let the dying of the light arrive, not as sunset, but a kind of dawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emma Johnston
Total Film
April 14, 2014
Bleak, funny, sympathetic and desperately sad ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
April 14, 2014
An unsparing look at the winter of life, salted with humour and emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 20, 2014
This movie has the same desolate quality as Philip Larkin's poem The Building, and yet it is tender and lovable, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter
November 12, 2013
Poignant animated feature about senior citizens is one the year's best Spanish films.
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November 12, 2013
The subject of old age gets the kind of attention it deserves but is too rarely afforded in the affecting Wrinkles.
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