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Ferdinand Reviews

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December 29, 2017
... continually lacks the value of its protagonist to innovate and surprise. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 15, 2017
With the wealth of globalised entertainment available at all times now, Ferdinand simply does not have any distinctive qualities or the idiosyncratic depth to warrant an immediate watch.
December 13, 2017
The film tries to deliver a message about pacifism and being yourself to young kids, but the message it really delivers is that violence is OK as long as you have an excuse.
December 19, 2017
The visual and verbal humour is cartoonish rather than clever and it recycles gags seen in far too many animated films, such as animals in a high-speed car chase.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 21, 2017
... nothing grabs you.
January 2, 2018
A too simplistic plot that detracts much sympathy from the characters. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 3, 2018
Conveys the spirit of the story...while providing new characters that bring humor and necessary relief. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
December 21, 2017
The worst thing, without a doubt, is the designs' lack of aesthetic consistency... [Full review in Spanish]
December 13, 2017
Ferdinand buries the original story's message under frenetic action scenes and grating sidekicks, turning a classic tale into just another flat animated comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 15, 2017
Watch Ferdinand if you have a crying kid who watched the trailer and won't shut up about it. Better yet, drop them in the theatre while you figure out The Last Jedi really is in the one next to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 13, 2017
Faced with familiar story tropes and lowest-common-denominator bids for attention, anyone over the target demographic might ask themselves a multitude of questions as the mind inevitably wanders.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 13, 2017
Bookended by a charming beginning and ending, Ferdinand loses its way through the middle stretch quickly becoming the type of animated feature every critic dreads watching and writing about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 15, 2017
With a lovely voice performance from Cena, the spirit of Ferdinand does shine through. But the rest of the story filler is mostly forgettable.
December 15, 2017
This is still going to have a hard time charming most silly season crowds because, again, it's all about the whole barbaric business of bullfighting - no matter how you try and sugarcoat it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 16, 2017
Aside from Ferdinand the Bull and Lupe the Goat, none of the characters offer much in the way of interest. They're filling gaps in the story until it reaches its inevitable conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 20, 2018
...skip this cute-but-unnecessary feature and just watch the seven-minute Oscar-winning short from 1938 instead.
December 13, 2017
Any potential subtext of Munro Leaf's children's book has been bleached out in the marketplace-oriented Ferdinand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 14, 2017
The jokes are mostly painful, the voice work is perfunctory and the story's themes are muddled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 14, 2017
Bland, unenthusiastic, with no cultural flavor. It might as well be set in Omaha.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 15, 2017
"Ferdinand" goes on and on, and the further it gets away from the source material, the more tedious it becomes, delivering filler for family audiences, not kid lit enchantment.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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