Children of the Sea (Kaijû no kodomo) Reviews

February 26, 2020
Watanabe Ayumu's newest anime feature is beautifully drawn and features a rousing score by Joe Hisaishi, but the spectacle trumps the plot.
February 15, 2020
It's so consumed in its pretty, colourful sequences that you begin to feel disoriented and struggle to come up for air. It's a pretty frustrating watch at times, as the narrative begins to feel incoherent.
January 30, 2020
'Children of the Sea' manages to amaze your eyes, but ends up disappointing in all other aspects. [Full review in Spanish]
January 29, 2020
With a somewhat confusing narration and a redundant central plot, the film burst in its final 20 minutes. [Full review in spanish]
January 24, 2020
Children of the Sea is visually attractive and powerful. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 22, 2020
It's likely that you'll finish watching [the film] with a lump in your throat and thinking that, although you have not understood almost anything, you have understood almost everything. [Full review in Spanish]
January 21, 2020
That third act... elevates this film above all expectations. [Full review in Spanish]
December 17, 2019
...visual lushness isn't enough, especially when we're left, at the final curtain, pondering that most profound of existential questions: "huh???"
December 2, 2019
It's an astounding piece of work and one that will stay with you for a long time.
December 1, 2019
If you want a visually stunning animated poem that culminated with the brainchild of Terrence Malick's "History of the Universe" sequence from Tree of Life and "The Third Impact" from The End of Evangelion, you will love this wild ride of a movie.
October 31, 2019
It leaves you with the sense that the art form's boundaries have been nudged a little wider as you watched.
October 27, 2019
A lonely 14-year-old connects with two boys raised at sea in a gorgeous, sensitive anime movie that takes a wild out-of-this-world turn.
June 14, 2019
Full of interesting concepts and accomplished animation, Children Of The Sea is less than the sum of its many parts and just seems to lose its way after a very promising beginning.