Giovanni's Island (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

Giovanni's Island (2014)




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In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on the unhealed border in this remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. Inspired by true events.


Critic Reviews for Giovanni's Island

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

The script by Shigemichi Sugita and Yoshiki Sakurai feels heavy-handed and obvious, especially in the drawn-out scenes when Kanta boards the magical railroad.

November 6, 2014 | Full Review…

There are moments of real beauty: the characters in the foreground may be standard big-eyed anime figures, but the backdrops are painterly and immersive.

October 7, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…


October 16, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This traditionally animated, endearingly "low-tech" film is bittersweet, often sad and occasionally very moving.

October 10, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Affecting, if sometimes heavy on the sentiment ...

October 9, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The animation for Giovanni's Island is hand-drawn, and to call it stunning would be an understatement.

July 30, 2014 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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