My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Reviews

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July 20, 2019
Succeeds through Shaw's unique visual style, but it rises to another level thanks to the impeccable vocal casting.
June 4, 2019
A funny, sad, strange, and altogether wonderful film that will speak to anyone who ever felt lost on the stormy and at times disorienting seas of adolescence.
March 29, 2019
Deadpan to a fault, with monotone line readings that feel unnaturally disconnected, a tone that lacks command and a story that feels feckless and bored.
February 6, 2019
It's a labor of love that is quickly paced and full of inventive animation and jokes.
December 20, 2018
A gonzo, spirited adolescent disaster movie that artistic types are guaranteed to love.
December 14, 2018
Mythologizing one's adolescence has rarely been driven home with such imaginative force.
August 21, 2018
Its lava-lamp visuals are consistently intoxicating, blurring the boundaries between physical spaces in ways that feel fitting to the scenario.
August 6, 2018
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea is good for so many reasons, namely the unique video art and talented cast are the obvious ones, but what really resonated with me was the number of poignant moments happening at the most unexpected times.
January 26, 2018
Aiming to be a synthesis of Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater, My Entire High School suffers from all of the issues that Anderson largely avoids.
December 23, 2017
One of the most unusual animated features to come out in the United States in a long time.
October 16, 2017
This is a cartoon that knows it's a cartoon.
September 15, 2017
One of the more visually stunning comedies in recent memory.
September 11, 2017
Lots of the same shots are repeated over and over again, throughout the movie, as if the filmmakers were desperately trying to stretch things out to feature length.
July 12, 2017
Simultaneously satirising the predictability of disaster movies and the vacuity of teenage social cliques, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea is an odd amalgamation of contrasting tropes, but an engaging collage of experimental filmmaking.
June 1, 2017
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea isn't as wonderful overall as the best of Studio Ghibli or Pixar, but it's the kind of small, unique picture that's only possible in animation.
May 26, 2017
While this little animated production does feature some creative highlights, its content makes it a tough endorsement at full ticket price.
May 18, 2017
My Entire... turns the sentiment "School sucks so hard"...-into a hellish, blackly comic apocalypse Carrie White would envy.
May 18, 2017
Mumblecore meets 2-D animation in this handcrafted artifact that spends 75 strange minutes, sometimes amusingly, searching for an audience that might not really be there.
May 6, 2017
Chockful with the fall and rise of prototypical high-schooler conflicts and catastrophes, John Hughes on a variety of hallucinogens and pharma, but the tastily strange filmmaking is about handmade apocalyptic velocity and explosive score-settling.
May 5, 2017
Despite the rather constant stream of jokes, Shaw infuses his story with a fair amount of tension... Much more impressive than the script, though, is the animation: bright, layered, sometimes gory, and often kaleidoscopic.
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