Mia et le Migou (Mia and the Migoo) Reviews

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.
June 2, 2011
The story's serviceable, if unexciting, with themes of child-parent love and the importance of peaceful interactions.
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.
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.
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.
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?
March 25, 2011
Far too childish to intrigue adults yet too slow and dull for kids.
March 25, 2011
Shares a spiritual link to the Japanese works of Hayao Miyazaki but lacks his films' narrative drive and magical overlay.
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.
March 24, 2011
Mia and the Migoo boasts a handsome, folkloric look that is often undermined by a ham-handed script.
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.