Fireworks Reviews

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July 22, 2019
Akiyuki Shinbo's film (responsible for the anime of 'Yu Yu Hakusho', among others) works, especially on an aesthetic level, and if you forget about its irrelevance in other aspects. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 26, 2019
Some parts of the story worked and other parts felt very muddled and confusing.
January 5, 2019
There are funny moments and great glimpses of what this film could've been, but Fireworks leaves a lot on the cutting room floor.
November 12, 2018
'Fireworks' features brilliant animation but suffers from weak storytelling. It also features out of touch attitudes towards women.
October 27, 2018
Shinbo has a real talent for painting a pretty picture, but the end result of his work can be summed up with one word: flat.
July 13, 2018
This is probably one of the worst anime films I've seen that got a theatrical release in America.
July 13, 2018
Anime teen romance has vibrant visuals but tired storyline.
July 10, 2018
With a premise adapted from a live-action television film and boasting fantastic animation, Fireworks looked to be promising. While it is many things bright and beautiful, it misses the mark.
July 5, 2018
There's a lovely idea for a romance here [...] and yet the film doesn't know what to do with it.
July 4, 2018
It's a treat to see a film about young love where the young lovers aren't wise beyond their years; instead, they're prone to making stupid mistakes out of inexperience and perfectly understandable fear.
July 4, 2018
A strange little movie that attempts the tricky feat of combining comedy, drama, sci-fi and romance, but it doesn't get those individual elements right so it never coheres as a whole.
July 3, 2018
Fireworks is very much told from the male point of view, and Nazuna seldom rises above "free-spirited object of desire."
July 3, 2018
The unrealized potential makes the rote line style and stagnant backdrops seem all the blander.
June 28, 2018
Akiyuki Shinbo and Nobuyuki Takeuchi's time-travel device mostly just exists to complicate what is, at heart, a trite and sexist love story.
April 25, 2018
All in all, the co-directors [Akiyuki Shimbo y Nobuyuki Takeuchi] do not let these heterogeneous elements deprive their film of any harmony... [Full review in Spanish]
April 25, 2018
It's closer to sensory candy than an enriching experience... [Full Review in Spanish]
April 17, 2018
Very often, in fantasy, the balance that a story establishes with its day-to-day elements is key to the result. In a way, Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? understands this... [Full review in Spanish]
November 29, 2017
The nuances of teenage male friendships and loyalties are sensitively handled: What do you do when you and your bestie both like the same girl?
November 17, 2017
Temporal loops and magic balls make for a strange, colourful combination.
November 15, 2017
From top to bottom, Fireworks is far too complicated, and frustratingly trite.
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