Ethel & Ernest Reviews

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November 13, 2019
Ethel & Ernest is lovely, heartwarming and poignant animation.
March 13, 2019
If you are looking for something to brighten your day and make you feel hopeful than give Ethel & Ernest a watch.
February 19, 2019
[Briggs'] unique style of homeliness with an edge, ordinary lives charged with political content, told with quiet humour, has reached its highest point so far in the deeply affecting Ethel and Ernest and is another classic in the making.
February 6, 2019
This is a completely lovely slice-of-life story that will warm your heart and give you hope for the new year to come.
January 8, 2019
Ethel and Ernest feels unashamedly nostalgic, carefully researched and with a heart.
December 18, 2017
Briggs has a gift for capturing the small details others might miss; Mainwood has put them into motion in a way that feels alive rather than a memorial.
December 18, 2017
The care and affection with which Mainwood and his collaborators (notably animation director Peter Dodd and art director Robin Shaw) adapt already endearing material carries the day.
December 14, 2017
Their unassuming story speaks volumes about the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit.
December 7, 2017
Butter a crumpet and snuggle down with this affectionate animation about illustrator Raymond Briggs's parents.
December 7, 2017
... this adaptation of Raymond Briggs's graphic memoir of his parents' lives is both humble and profound, with gorgeous renderings of Briggs's justly famous lines.
December 7, 2017
If you're a fan of Spirited Away's Chihiro, you will be enchanted by gentle Ethel.
December 7, 2017
Directed by Roger Mainwood, who has worked on many Briggs adaptations, the hand-drawn animation is as tender and gentle as the characters and their simple yet beautiful love story.
December 7, 2017
Ethel & Ernest is, at its heart, a fond character study...
December 7, 2017
... a deeply affecting feature-length animated film...
December 7, 2017
With great work from Broadbent and Blethyn, and an excellent supporting voice cast, including the likes of Virginia McKenna and June Brown, with Luke Treadaway as the adult Raymond, it is a bona fide, four-star delight.
October 18, 2017
The sequence dealing with the war is fascinating (Briggs himself was evacuated, leaving his parents to survive several near-misses) and I love the depth of characterisation.
June 15, 2017
Suggesting a matchup between Archie Bunker and Gracie Allen, Ethel & Ernest is a sweet British memoir/cartoon about an ordinary couple who survive the Blitz along with their growing son.
March 16, 2017
At times the movie threatens to melt into a pool of bulldog nostalgia, but it's rescued by a wealth of authentic social detail, especially as the young couple keep a stiff upper lip during World War II.
December 17, 2016
As a tribute to two good people, and to their generation of Britons, it's gently poignant.
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