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Coco Reviews

November 25, 2017
Of every Pixar film that deals with family, memory, and loss, ask, "Is there sufficient reason for the tears that will inevitably run down my face by the end?" Yes, thanks in no small part to the ingenious use of De La Cruz's hit song, "Remember Me."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 24, 2017
Does Coco rise to the heights of Pixar's very best work? No. But it is a generous, heartfelt film, full of color and music, one that offers a timely Thanksgiving tribute to the intergenerational importance of family.
November 22, 2017
None of Coco's few flaws can fatally undermine the film because it is, most of all, a smart and enduring piece of storytelling with a satisfyingly twisting narrative and richly complex theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 22, 2017
This engaging Pixar animation plays magnificently with elements of Mexican folklore and fine art.
November 22, 2017
Pixar rebounds nicely with Coco, a big, spangly animated fiesta with its fair share of "heart."
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 22, 2017
Enchanting and dazzling, Coco is a resplendent love letter to Mexico.
November 22, 2017
Pixar's Day-of-the-Dead gem pays loving tribute to Mexican culture with animation that brims over with visual pleasures, comic energy and emotional wallop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 22, 2017
Its backgrounds ... have a vibrancy, and its atmosphere carries a warmth. And even after it's done, both linger, just a bit -- like a perfectly struck guitar chord.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
November 22, 2017
The plot, arguably, comes packed with more complications and psychedelic spirit-critters than it really needs. But you can't blame Pixar's animators for having a field day with the film's imagery ...
November 22, 2017
It's a whimsical, touching and heartfelt celebration of Mexican traditions and folklore, and it's one of the more original stories the acclaimed animation studio has told in years.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 21, 2017
The colorful visuals are matched with lively music, especially de la Cruz's signature song, "Remember Me."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 21, 2017
"Coco" worked on me in ways I hadn't expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2017
In the end, it's all too much, yet at the same time not enough. Despite its efforts, Coco can't rise above mid-tier Pixar.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 21, 2017
... the film is exuberant and heartfelt, and the hero's journey takes him through spectacular territory...
November 21, 2017
Coco settles into something gentler but still irrefutably sweet: a movie that plays safe with the status quo, even as it breaks with it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 21, 2017
Twin touchstones from two of the most famous all-American flicks of the '80s feel like Pixar ensuring that audiences will feel at home in this foreign land.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 21, 2017
Not only is it a wholly original story, but it also honors a culture that's so often overlooked by the movie industry. That alone might have made it a hit, but Coco has so much more to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2017
Every step of the way in Coco is a visual and sonic delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 21, 2017
The script's ghoulish touches and mordant flashes of wit turn out to be its most disarming qualities.
November 21, 2017
Dazzling visuals along with intricately structured and deeply moving storytelling are the hallmarks of the best of the studio's animated movies. "Coco" has those in spades ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 21, 2017
Once again, Pixar delivers the most delightfuland insightful family movie of the season.
November 21, 2017
Coco gets better as it goes, growing into something stranger and more resonant than its boy's-adventure setup suggests.
November 21, 2017
Coco may not represent Disney/Pixar at its pinnacle but it's close enough to the top to warrant consideration as the best computer-drawn film of 2017.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2017
"Coco" uses the vibrant colors and style of the holiday to spin an imaginative tale rich in tradition and culture, while beautifully celebrating family.
| Original Score: 4/4
November 21, 2017
"Coco" may not reach the Pixar heights, but there's an upside to its narrative density and elaborations: Since the movie's beautiful, a second viewing will not be difficult.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2017
This love letter to Mexican traditions and Latino arts is welcome, innovative in using bits of Spanish without subtitles and, frankly, overdue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2017
In general Coco is the kind of first-rate technical production you expect from Pixar. On the other hand, it often feels more frantic than exciting, and it counts on moments of humor that often do not materialize.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 21, 2017
This film is a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 21, 2017
If "Coco" doesn't quite reach the highest level of Pixar masterpieces, it plays a time-tested tune with captivating originality and flair, and with roving, playful pop-culture erudition.
November 21, 2017
"Coco" is a day-glo firecracker celebrating a country and a culture that has been (and continues to be) much maligned, and it's at its most vibrant when it journeys into and beyond the shadow of death.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 21, 2017
The joyful journey is Pixar's best effort since 2015's Inside Out and, like the studio's greatest works, makes you laugh and cry in equal doses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 20, 2017
Coco makes sure to cross every item off its Mexican checklist -- tamales, sombreros, a shot of what looks like tequila -- but that's not the same as immersing us in a culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 20, 2017
The best moments in Coco are the less splendiferous, more solemn segments, especially the loving exchanges between Miguel and his great-grandmother Mama Coco, when the Pixar magic truly unfolds and our tear ducts get a good workout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 20, 2017
Effortlessly gliding between kid-friendly spectacle and heart-tugging emotion by way of surrealist touches and a hilariously specific recurring joke about Frida Kahlo's unibrow, Coco is a goofy joy from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 20, 2017
Coco is packed with terrific original tunes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 20, 2017
"Coco" is full of life, especially when we're hanging out the with the dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 20, 2017
What a joy to watch "Coco," filmmaking that actively sandbags the viewer, with the emotions of a starving artist and the mind of a pool hustler.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 20, 2017
"Coco" doesn't fully scale the heights of its predecessors, but where it counts, the movie hits almost all the right notes.
Top Critic
November 20, 2017
The movie slips into a familiar rut and the scenery fades into the background.
November 20, 2017
One might argue that Coco could stand to be weirder and more self-indulgent; the alternate reality it creates is entertaining and expansive. But then it wouldn't be a Pixar film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 15, 2017
Coco is as indebted to Ratatouille as it is to Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away, but the combination of sensibilities and the colorful, semi-spooky milieu of the afterlife realm where most of the film is set is not at all unwelcome.
November 10, 2017
The naked desperation of the skeleton characters provides the heart and soul of the movie, and it's genuinely touching to see Miguel partner up with family members he either misses or never got to meet.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 21, 2017
The animation juggernaut has once more shown how its storytelling acumen and visual splendors are still the surest dance partners in movies today.
October 21, 2017
It's a safe bet that audiences the world over will go loco for Coco.
October 21, 2017
[An] effective yet hardly exceptional addition to the Pixar oeuvre ...