Cocoon Reviews

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April 28, 2020
Signing the film with his usual efficiency (...), Howard owes almost all the qualities of that climax to the work of a visual effects team that received a more than deserved Oscar. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 28, 2020
Eventually it bogs down in sci-fi gimmickry and a script that is both soft and ambivalent about the senior citizens. But the first forty minutes are four stars.
March 24, 2013
... much of the beauty of Cocoon... has to do with its deft, loving observation of the things of this Earth.
December 14, 2010
Sex talk, language make iconic '80s sci-fi better for teens.
August 6, 2010
An amiable, life-affirming fantasy-comedy about the rejuvenation of crotchery oldsters whose main distinction is offering roles to senior actors like Don Ameche (who won an Oscar), Hume Cronyn, and Jessica Tandy
Top Critic
June 4, 2007
Cocoon weaves a mesmerizing tale.
June 4, 2007
A gentle and effective heart-tugger.
June 4, 2007
Director Ron Howard brings a quality of gentleness and whimsy to the performances, but basically this is a highly calculated project brought in by those two old pros, producers Richard Zanuck and David Brown.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Essentially, this is sci-fi with a heart, albeit one made entirely of cheese.
September 16, 2005
It's not a very good movie, but, like its director, Ron Howard, it's so benign and apple-cheeked that it seems churlish to complain.
July 18, 2005
April 8, 2005
March 30, 2005
Poignant tale: To Age or Not to Age, That is the Question.
August 22, 2004
A funny, tender and touching sci-fi drama, Cocoon is a movie for all generations.
July 3, 2004
April 14, 2004
February 10, 2004
September 27, 2003
July 11, 2003
A splendid combo of grand peformances and expert direction
July 6, 2003
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