Abominable Reviews

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October 15, 2019
Yet the Miyazaki-style magic and gentle subversion of Jill Culton's film stops it from feeling like an extended tourist promo. The 12ft dandelions are a delight.
October 11, 2019
Here's a defanged, declawed yeti in an animation whose every beat, character and narrative component feels as if it has been algorithmically tested for commercial safety by a computer programme.
September 27, 2019
[A] movie that has rich potential that it too often squanders in favor of routine cartoon antics.
September 27, 2019
No, "Abominable" doesn't reinvent the wheel - but it does deliver a lovely ride.
September 27, 2019
The simplicity of the premise puts more pressure on the animation, which is crisp and occasionally beautiful, but not especially imaginative in its design.
September 26, 2019
This Chinese-American co-production is so distinctive pictorially, and so manifestly good-hearted, that it's easy to forgive if not quite forget the ragged quality of its storyline.
September 26, 2019
The first major co-production between DreamWorks and China's Pearl Studio is a warm and fuzzy animated guide book they could have titled How to Train Your Yeti. It's good family fun as far it goes. It also could have gone further
September 26, 2019
Though Culton's script plays a bit formulaic, hitting specific marks of must-have gags, jokes and sentiment at very specific moments, there are enough touches of warmth and sweetness that keep the story enjoyable for audiences both young and not-so-young.
September 26, 2019
Yes, as it turns out - not only is "Abominable" as amusing as the competition, it boasts a lyricism and sweetness uniquely, sublimely its own.
September 26, 2019
But "Abominable," about a girl who discovers a yeti on the rooftop of her Shanghai apartment building, is so safe, so risk-free, so bland, that its business imperatives are never just off-screen.
September 26, 2019
An exceptionally watchable and amiable animated tale...
September 25, 2019
There's comfort to be had in executing on such a durable formula, and -- life lessons accompanied by Coldplay's treacly "Fix You" aside -- Abominable usually resembles the swift adventure it wants to be.
September 25, 2019
Abominable's themes and arc are familiar kids' movie fare, with only one real plot twist. But its reverent attitude toward nature and wonder is a welcome addition to the cartoon canon.
September 24, 2019
Although the movie's conclusion may be foregone, it's still enjoyable getting there.
September 24, 2019
"Abominable" features one of the most nuanced and likable young heroines in recent animated feature history. And for a film that often seems to be working off a checklist, it ends up being a memorable time at the movies.
September 19, 2019
For the first time in a while, DreamWorks seems to be trusting its filmmakers with a semi-original idea, rather than racing breathlessly to the finish line.
September 18, 2019
Jill Culton, who conceived the story and co-directed the film, was trained at Pixar and her work displays the Pixar trademark, a seamless blending of farce, wit, melancholy and the kind of reflectiveness that traverses the generational divide.
September 9, 2019
Abominable has charms to soothe the savage child.
September 8, 2019
Abominable lacks the personality to distinguish it from superior animated films that cover most of the same ground.
September 8, 2019
The winning, warm nature of this China-set family film can't be denied, and for all its predictable elements, "Abominable" is still well worth the trip.
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