Mia et le Migou (Mia and the Migoo) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mia et le Migou (Mia and the Migoo) Reviews

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 15, 2011
So heavy-handed that only the youngest audiences won't feel talked down to. Instead, they're likely to be freaked out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 2, 2011
The story's serviceable, if unexciting, with themes of child-parent love and the importance of peaceful interactions.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
May 12, 2011
Distracting flashes of crude humor dissipate any connection to the characters and odd encounters derail the momentum. And the climax muddles the film's eco message.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2011
This generally involving film is gorgeous to watch thanks to its 500,000 hand-painted frames of vibrantly colored, enormously artistic animation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
April 25, 2011
The toke-tastic visuals are an endless delight, especially the Migoo themselves, who look like the offspring of McDonald's Grimace and Calvin and Hobbes' killer monster snow goons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rachel Saslow
Washington Post
April 22, 2011
What kind of kid will be able to appreciate this serious plot, which involves investors pulling out of a land-development deal and a scary, knife-wielding witch?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 25, 2011
Far too childish to intrigue adults yet too slow and dull for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 25, 2011
Shares a spiritual link to the Japanese works of Hayao Miyazaki but lacks his films' narrative drive and magical overlay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 24, 2011
Trying to parse meaning in "Mia" is secondary to its main point, which is its look, created with 500,000 hand-drawn frames.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
March 24, 2011
Mia and the Migoo boasts a handsome, folkloric look that is often undermined by a ham-handed script.
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
March 22, 2011
Regrettably, both the condemnation of capitalist avarice and violence and the sanctification of nature and youthful innocence are dramatized only in simplistic black-and-white terms.