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Hinokio Reviews

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February 12, 2014
Fantastic movie ever...
January 31, 2010
Not a bad film. Not a great one. Was all over the place genre wise. Cyber-punk. Romance. Man vs. Father. Fantasy. Never really settled on something and consistency was lacking. That said, there was some solid performances from the talent and despite the genre jumping, the story had some nice flow to it. Definitely a unique film.
½ December 20, 2009
A sweet family movie of a young lad called Satoru stuck in a wheelchair after an accident which claims his mother. His father builds a advanced humanoid robot which takes his place in school and he can interact with his classmates through a computer. This movie touches on issues such as bullying, family, life and death. Konata Hongo is fantastic as Satoru and it's amazing to see how young Maki Horikita is with her long hair. Loved the end song by Yui.
July 16, 2009
Dans un premier, un truc choc : Mais purée qu'ils sont fort ces Japonais. Le robot de Hinokio est superbement intégré à son environnement grâce à savant mix entre image de synthèse / prise de vue à la troisième personne / et vrai mannequin : On y croit donc ! On se laisse donc porter par cette histoire inspiré du compte Pinnochio. Malheureusement... Le réalisateurs se sent obligé de parler des jeux vidéos (alors qu'il aurait très bien pu s'en passer pour parler du purgatoire) et nous donne du coup des passages très laids, chiant et surtout : qui n'apportent strictement rien au film ! Il s'en servira quand bon lui semble et c'est franchement agaçant. Les bons sentiments viennent ensuite ruiné tout ce qui avait été batti dans la première partie (réussi) du film. C'est bien dommage que le film s'effondre dans un mélo comme ça alors qu'il possédait tous les atouts pour être mignon et attachant. Une petite déception donc tellement les raccourcis utilisés sont faciles et peu crédible dans un univers qui au départ se voulait cohérent.
March 15, 2009
this is a very special Film For Me...Because There's KANATA HONGO as The Main Cast...I love Him So much...hehehehe
March 9, 2009
Great movie with a nice story and well developing characters. I did not particularly like the bit about the 'game' (magical flutes etc.), but apart from that was really good.
September 21, 2008
A sweet family movie of a young lad called Satoru stuck in a wheelchair after an accident which claims his mother. His father builds a advanced humanoid robot which takes his place in school and he can interact with his classmates through a computer. This movie touches on issues such as bullying, family, life and death. Konata Hongo is fantastic as Satoru and it's amazing to see how young Maki Horikita is with her long hair. Loved the end song by Yui.
½ July 17, 2008
heart breaking story.
a movie you should watch when you want to give a good cry.
½ May 21, 2008
Cute movie, a young boy is housebound after an accident, he ends up attending school virtually via a robot. Family issues, bullying, life and death. The ending theme is YUI's "Tomorrow's Way".
May 17, 2008
This movie is sappy and ridiculous - but it is somewhat effective. The robot is cute, but they bring in these other stupid elements that make me think of Contact a little bit. When you see it, you may get what I'm talking about. I guess I kinda liked it.
April 28, 2008
omg.. this movie was very awesome.. really touching.. kanata hongo looked very cute..
April 24, 2008
i liked it much, cute story
March 25, 2008
A young boy rendered housebound in an accident controls a robot which attends school in his place.

A solid "family movie" with some depth, as it touches on family issues, bullying, life and death.
March 14, 2008
this was sucha good movie :D! i loved all aspects of it. it was a touching story&the friendship developed between the two main characters was sweet. great japanese movie i highly recommend for all :D!
March 1, 2008
A pretty neat movie. I enjoyed it a bit since it touched on various aspects of life, death, with a bit of an obsession over video games thrown in. :) Not to mention it had a nice plot and "deep" in a sense. I honestly watched it because I heard that Maki Horikita was in it - not to mention Kanata Hongo. :)
January 7, 2008
really nice story. if u like asian films with a slow, strange but good story, then watch this!! Kanata Hongo is in it ^_^
½ December 22, 2007
fun to watch. it's a great family movie to watch.
December 20, 2007
Loved it, perfect for children and so transparent for adults.
November 1, 2007
A story about a friendship between a robot and a girl. The robot is controlled by a boy of course. A touching story. And Mikako Tabe is so amazingly pretty at the end!
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