A Silent Voice (Koe no katachi) Reviews

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October 19, 2017
An unflinching depiction of the cruelty children inflict on each other.
October 18, 2017
Naoko Yamada is regarded as one of the "up and coming" animated filmmakers seeking to fill the void created by the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki. Considering the artwork in A Silent Voice, it's easy to see why.
October 18, 2017
It has some interesting visuals, but A Silent Voice demands investment in the redemption of someone who's impossible to root for.
April 12, 2017
A Silent Voice is oddly tranquil, lacking in the emotional force that is its supposed reason for being.
March 16, 2017
It's a beguiling film: subtle, sensuous and delicate.
March 15, 2017
Creative, chaotic, often confusing, but overflowing with feeling.
July 24, 2019
The film deserves applause for two great reasons: Its aesthetic beauty and the original approach of the author. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 21, 2019
It's a really ambitious interesting film.
February 6, 2019
It's a very tough tightrope director Naoko Yamada walks with a protagonist bully but she manages to underscore the social anxiety and rejection of both characters with poignancy and power.
November 19, 2018
Its themes are dark but it's also redeemingly educational.
August 17, 2018
I was able to connect with a group of people in an age group close to my own, dealing with personal demons that they refuse to admit exist for a solid majority of the film.
April 10, 2018
A Silent Voice proves Naoko Yamada is one to watch in the landscape of modern Japanese animation... [Full Review in Spanish]
March 20, 2018
The caliber of the art makes this more than just another movie about "bullying." [Full Review in Spanish]
March 19, 2018
With regard to editing, seemingly innocuous moments are used to equally ramify the scope of the story... [Full review in Spanish]
March 12, 2018
The most interesting anime director of the moment gives a lesson in empathy, building complex characters, and many turns. [Full review in Spanish]
February 21, 2018
The movie is rich in visual findings. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 20, 2017
The film is beautiful to look at. The film is hand-drawn, and the outdoor settings and backdrops are breathtaking. A Silent Voice is a true piece of art.
October 16, 2017
The film's brilliant pacing and expertly woven narrative deliver an empowering story that will stick with you long after the credits roll.
September 21, 2017
The visual storytelling is powerful, and coupled with the effective soundtrack, you don't even need to read the subtitles to know what the characters are saying.
May 23, 2017
A real gem of animation. Those caught in '13 Reasons Why' (Netflix) series will find another perspective on the world of bullying and an equally intriguing even poetic drama. [Full review in Spanish]
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