I Lost My Body Reviews

January 14, 2020
A gloriously hand-animated existential fable that manages to be both genuinely sweet and thoroughly twisted.
January 11, 2020
That's a premise both ghastly and romantic. Yet, it's one we've seen again and again-though often with a lovable dog or a clever cat instead of a severed body part.
December 3, 2019
Until I watched I Lost My Body, I never thought I'd sit with bated breath, rooting for a severed hand o defy the laws of physics and hurl itself up a ladder rung by rung.
December 3, 2019
I Lost My Body is fundamentally weird and potentially off-putting. But it's also visually and emotionally beautiful, one of 2019's most ambitious, engaging films.
November 30, 2019
Dan Levy's mesmerising score, a stellar voice cast, and an unconventional denouement ensure that this is the best animated feature film of 2019.
November 25, 2019
It's a strange, sad yarn, full of yearning.
November 25, 2019
Themes of dismemberment - physical, emotional, temporal - run throughout this beautifully haunting tale as it effortlessly interweaves the real and the surreal, the spoken and the silent.
November 21, 2019
Hands down, this is the best animation of 2019.
November 20, 2019
If it's slightly hampered by a generic love story and pie-in-the-sky teenage pontificating, I Lost My Body should still rank among the year's most original and peculiar films. Hands down.
November 19, 2019
It's a very inventive and clever story, animated in a style that serves the material in a not-groundbreaking but lovely to look at fashion.
November 15, 2019
Anyone who's willing to meet this movie on its own terms and roll with the dream logic it requires will be rewarded with a resonantly cathartic saga.
November 15, 2019
As inventive a piece of animation as you're likely to see, the extraordinary "I Lost My Body" is about a hand with a mind of its own, and if that sounds a little crazy, this dark, strange and altogether wonderful feature will make you believe.
November 15, 2019
A visually sumptuous slice of macabre storytelling that works best when it uses its director's magical sense of composition and less when it feels weighed down by narrative.
November 14, 2019
The movie abounds with imagination, but is unfortunately too unnerving - even nauseating - to enjoy.
November 13, 2019
Had Clapin and Laurant succeeded in fusing those two wildly disparate storylines... I Lost My Body might have been more than a mildly intriguing, visually dynamic curiosity.
November 12, 2019
It's a romance, a macabre comedy and a PTSD character study without ever feeling like a patchwork. It's a tale of someone trying to become whole again, literally and figuratively.
November 9, 2019
It focuses equally on moments of shared connection and incidental loss until the two feel indistinguishable.
June 14, 2019
I'd hazard to say it's one of the most original and creative animated features I've ever seen: macabre, of course... but remarkably captivating and unexpectedly poetic in the process.
May 17, 2019
A highly original and rather touching account of loss, both physical and emotional, this is the kind of mature animation flick that could find traction beyond the fest circuit.