Ferdinand Reviews

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August 2, 2019
It seems that 'Ferdinand' wanted to compensate for the lack of strength of the central story with characters with a tendency to excess. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 4, 2019
Feels like a loosely collected series of cliches, celebrating those who don't fit the mold of whats around them but without bringing anything new to a tried and true theme.
October 28, 2018
A fairly flat, shallow experience for anyone over the age of 10. It's really a film you can plonk your kids in front of, while you find something else to do instead.
June 20, 2018
...skip this cute-but-unnecessary feature and just watch the seven-minute Oscar-winning short from 1938 instead.
March 22, 2018
Frequently buries the lovely tale under the hyperactive excesses required to stretch this to feature length.
January 6, 2018
The platonic ideal of a formulaic 2010s animated children's movie.
January 3, 2018
Conveys the spirit of the story...while providing new characters that bring humor and necessary relief. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 2, 2018
A too simplistic plot that detracts much sympathy from the characters. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 29, 2017
... continually lacks the value of its protagonist to innovate and surprise. [Full review in Spanish]
December 22, 2017
The worst thing, without a doubt, is the designs' lack of aesthetic consistency... [Full review in Spanish]
December 21, 2017
Ferdinand provides the kind of be-yourself, make-love-not-war, antibullying messages kids probably need right now. But unfortunately, as adorable as its flower-crazy bovine hero may be, it doesn't do that with enough magic to get them to actually stick.
December 21, 2017
... nothing grabs you.
December 20, 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.
December 18, 2017
Not that this Ferdinand was for me. It's too obnoxious, too self-involved, the hyperactive antics of pretty much every member of the supporting cast driving me bonkers.
December 18, 2017
Isn't unpleasant, but it is episodic and protracted, burying the book's simple message in an avalanche of unrelated clutter.
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.
December 16, 2017
... a heartfelt crowd-pleaser that's more visually than dramatically appealing.
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.
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.
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