Kirikou and the Sorceress Reviews

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January 17, 2020
One of the best animated movies of the last few decades and certainly one the most original, it comes with the highest possible recommendation.
April 16, 2015
The film itself is a visual masterwork, both innovative and endlessly creative in design and execution.
March 10, 2008
An enchanting, life-affirming animation of love and redemption, made with no small measure of maturity and care -- along with an all too rare respect for the art of storytelling.
March 10, 2008
TAn enchanting, life-affirming animation of love and redemption, made with no small measure of maturity and care - along with an all too rare respect for the art of storytelling.
March 10, 2008
A marvel for eye and ear.
March 10, 2008
This charming animated feature is a welcome antidote to the relentless cutesiness inherent in so many child-oriented toons.
March 10, 2008
The two-dimensional drawings with the characters usually in profile look like folk art and have the feel of a children's book.
December 30, 2006
A welcome antidote to anodyne Hollywood cartooning.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
It's a great package: salutary, short (74 minutes) and sweet.
June 4, 2004
Kirikou and the Sorceress's surprising honesty about the banality of evil makes the movie -- even with all its magic -- feel truly authentic.
June 4, 2004
The soundtrack, by well-known African composer Youssou N'Dour, using only traditional instruments, lends to the film's timeless feel, like an age-old fable come to life.
January 19, 2004
The animation is colourful and engaging, with Ocelot drawing on imagery from African tribal art and Egyptian mythology to give the film a unique feel.
August 5, 2003
Reasonable stuff, but perhaps only for very little children.
July 30, 2003
Don't even think of missing it.
June 24, 2003
One of the most enchanting animated features in quite some time.
April 19, 2002
Should appeal to younger children and to adults who can appreciate its quiet pleasures.
March 19, 2002
Ingenious, comical and beautifully original.
March 20, 2001
If the moral of this folk tale seems obvious -- and it won't be to most children -- watching it unfold is its own reward.
March 20, 2001
Definitely a sunny spot in the mire of frenetic, violent and often dopey cartoon films produced by Hollywood.
March 20, 2001
Kirikou's depiction of Africa and Africans is dignified, not Disneyfied, and though that may not help the film at the box office, it does make for a welcome change.
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