Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados) Reviews

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February 10, 2020
With Birdboy, the techniques and tools of cinema allow Vázquez to realize the strongest possible version of a story adapted many times.
June 4, 2019
A film that's easier to respect than to like, filled with dazzling artwork but saddled with a scattered story that doesn't always connect on an emotional level.
February 6, 2019
I guarantee you it will be a film experience unlike any you've had before and that has to count for something.
January 31, 2019
Birdboy is a movie whose relatively short 76 minute runtime in no way detracts from its intensity. It's also a reminder that animation can convey tragedy and darkness in an extremely adult way just like any other genre.
October 21, 2018
Forceful images are scattered throughout the meditative miserablism of Birdboy, but the film is uneven and chilly to the touch.
May 24, 2018
Enthralling and effortlessly relevant, Birdboy is a searing contemporary fantasy, and often unrelenting in its savage attacks on greed, acquisitiveness, the disposable society, and some not-so-subtle jabs at Spanish Catholicism.
January 25, 2018
With imagery that shifts seamlessly from the kawaii to the diabolical, not least in a darkly psychedelic sequence near the end, this is a film that really makes its mark.
January 17, 2018
The images, however grim, are gorgeously rendered, and there is a scintilla of hope to this bleak tale.
January 13, 2018
The drawing style bears no resemblance to Japanese anime, yet the narrative tone is remarkably similar, with cute and sinister elements held in suspension by a deadpan cool.
January 12, 2018
An animated movie about troubled teens, and quite possibly for them as well, because it's so very like them: alternately sweet and scary, tender and violent, dense and scattered, and oh yes, childlike and adult.
January 11, 2018
Pretty rambling stuff, even for 75 minutes, the story is beautifully rendered on flat panes with deceptive simple lines and a bold, black-and-red-dominated colour palette
December 23, 2017
Uses the mutability of animated bodies and the inconsistency of animated space to depict some legitimately terrifying moments of unearthly violence.
December 19, 2017
'Birdboy' may not be as favored as other 2017 titles such as "Coco" or "The Breadwinner" but the pictures will stay with you, wanted or not, for much longer.
December 15, 2017
A rich world, equally fascinating and terrifying in its most rugged corners. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 15, 2017
Complex and beautiful. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 15, 2017
Three kids embark on a horrific quest for light and freedom in this inventive, exceedingly gloomy, post-apocalyptic animated fairytale.
December 15, 2017
Even the darkest moments, such as bird-shaped monsters or inner demons trying to cause chaos, are matched by moments of incredible beauty, light, and hope.
December 15, 2017
And though its dark riches can at moments feel like overload, and its narrative thrust occasionally grows diffuse, the story casts an undeniable spell.
December 15, 2017
This is a beautiful film, and an ugly one, and the tension between those two sides doesn't abate until the very last scene.
December 15, 2017
Impressively weird Spanish cartoon about cute talking animals wandering around a danger-filled, post-apocalyptic island.
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