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      Big Fish & Begonia Reviews

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      Big Fish & Begonia may not be the big catch it could have been, but there's a dreamlike quality to the film that's commendable.

      Full Review | Original Score: B- | Mar 30, 2019

      So to sum up, Big Fish & Begonia is a visual treat that has some heart and childish imagination behind it.

      Full Review | Original Score: 8/10 | Feb 17, 2019

      The feature film directed by Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun has a visual splendor that captivates. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Sep 10, 2018

      Big Fish & Begonia might stumble once or twice when it comes to building its plot, but it more than succeeds at conveying the emotions of its story.

      Full Review | Original Score: 7/10 | Jun 27, 2018

      "Big Fish & Begonia" is a marvelous piece of animation. Each scene is like a painting come to life. The story will touch your heart and no doubt the characters will delightfully make their temporary home there as well.

      Full Review | Original Score: B+ | Apr 19, 2018

      A thinly veiled cautionary tale about the environment, love and the sacrifices attendant to both.

      Full Review | Original Score: 9/10 | Apr 19, 2018

      As heavy and occasionally confusing as things get, there are wonderful moments of levity and eccentricity.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Apr 19, 2018

      More a visual marvel than a true masterpiece, but hopefully this is just the start of something new.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Apr 17, 2018

      If you can let these aesthetics marry in your mind, there's a chance you can fall under Big Fish & Begonia's spell.

      Full Review | Apr 13, 2018

      It's a pity, then, that this is marred by too much voiceover narration by an aged Chun [...] droning about the transmigration of souls.

      Full Review | Apr 12, 2018

      Anime addicts owe it to themselves to go out and watch what should offer a refreshing twist on the genre they love.

      Full Review | Original Score: 6/10 | Apr 12, 2018

      Big Fish & Begonia is a wonderfully animated film with stunning cinematic visuals...

      Full Review | Apr 12, 2018

      Spinning their own variations on ancient Chinese myths, these directors make a poetic plea to protect actual species-while delighting audiences with transcendent make-believe.

      Full Review | Apr 12, 2018

      While the movie's kaleidoscope of striking images and distinctive characters is spellbinding, it lacks psychological depth. And the question of what the hell is going on is never far from your mind.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Apr 12, 2018

      A creative Chinese animated film that marvels at mysterious connections.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Apr 11, 2018

      The big fish of the title is called Kun, and originally appears in texts from the first millennium B.C. as an entity so large it cannot be measured. It's a thrilling notion, and struck this critic as sounding an awful lot like love.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Apr 11, 2018

      Big Fish & Begonia is, at times, an achingly beautiful work of animation.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Apr 11, 2018

      Chun's life is literally spent on other people, but the beauty her actions create for the film and inspire from its characters is often powerful enough to make sense of a story that never bothers to make sense of itself.

      Full Review | Original Score: B- | Apr 6, 2018

      Big Fish & Begonia brilliantly utilizes its elaborate medium to craft a story with no shortage of spiritual and emotional resonance.

      Full Review | Original Score: 8/10 | Apr 6, 2018

      Its blend of 2D and CG animation uses a radiant palette, and its story moves between the spirit and animals worlds with an undercurrent of yearning and waves of pure delight.

      Full Review | Apr 6, 2018

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