Kirikou and the Sorceress


Kirikou and the Sorceress

Critics Consensus

Kirikou and the Sorceress is a beautifully uplifting throwback to a simpler animated era, with refreshingly unique art and a timeless soundtrack.



Total Count: 25


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User Ratings: 4,547
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Movie Info

This fanciful, animated feature from French artist and director Michel Ocelot is based on a popular folk tale from West Africa. Kirikou (voice of Theo Sebeko) informs his mother from the womb that it's time for him to be born, but when she's too slow, he simply does the work himself. After learning that his parents' village is being threatened by a sorceress with a taste for human flesh, Kirikou leaps into action to save the day, encountering friends and foes along the way, including a monster who can drain waterfalls and lakes with his enormous thirst and a wise man living on a magic mountain. Kirikou and the Sorceress also features an original score by acclaimed Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour.


Critic Reviews for Kirikou and the Sorceress

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for Kirikou and the Sorceress

  • Oct 05, 2012
    An enjoyable and simple animation with an honest moral lesson, though clearly made for very small children. It makes for a good time, especially in its second act, but the ending could have been better.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2010
    I can use this movie to improve my French language skill.
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 01, 2009
    Pocket-sized Kirikou, top contender for hero-with-the-cutest-bum-in-the-world, sorts out his villagers woes and saves the day. The plot flows along like being read to from a much-loved storybook and there's lots of rich colours and pretty music by Youssou N'Dour. Fabfabfabfabfab...
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 15, 2009
    This is a wonderful and fabulously unique story for the kiddies. The only problem is finding it. It may take some searching but it will be worth it.
    John B Super Reviewer

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