My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Reviews

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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.
May 5, 2017
It's a veritable Poseidon Adventure for a new century. The school may be wet, but Shaw's writing style is dry, having the tang of brilliant, bored high school kid comedy to them.
May 4, 2017
It exists as some kind of fantastical wish-fulfillment, in which the guy whom nobody likes ... gets to have all of his assumptions confirmed and his opinions justified.
May 4, 2017
The animation set pieces scattered throughout the movie are frequently inspired, pulling in all manner of media and materials, and the backgrounds can be dazzling.
May 4, 2017
It's crazy and ridiculous at times. But I can't help agreeing with Assaf, who observes, of his companions' rescue plans, "I like it. It has the logic of a dream."
May 4, 2017
Wonderfully creative in its approach to doomsday...strange work, but accomplished and quite funny when it wants to be.
May 4, 2017
Shaw's animation is a loopy, inventive mish-mosh of elements: thick pen outlines, fine etching work, washes of finger-painted color, and the occasional outbreak of full-on psychedelia.
May 2, 2017
Graphic novelist Dash Shaw's first feature animation is a hilarious pastiche referencing everything from video games to "Scooby Doo" to "The Poseidon Adventure."
April 28, 2017
Regardless of who he made it for, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea is a very talented debut that will, hopefully, put Shaw and Samborski on people's radars.
April 28, 2017
The title event literally kicks in with a smart visual flair, and students, teachers and administrators all scramble to save themselves in best "Poseidon Adventure" fashion.
April 27, 2017
With so much going on, this is a coming-of-age that doesn't really slow down.
April 27, 2017
Despite the numerous problems with character and the generally flat script, it's an exhilarating piece of animation that breaks conventions and teases at further possibilities in future projects.
April 27, 2017
What's fun about My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea can't be separated from its swiftness and casualness: it never asks you to take it all that seriously. But it's got a fluky sensibility all its own.
April 27, 2017
Doesn't plumb the depths of adolescent emotions and high-school politics so much as skims the surface in a psychedelic dinghy.
April 27, 2017
The animation is at times intentionally crude, but there are interesting touches as well - grasping, inky tendrils of color, psychedelic patterns, some other clever visual ideas.
April 24, 2017
There's something inherently hilarious about shoving bratty Jason Schwartzman into Gene Hackman's role from The Poseidon Adventure.
April 24, 2017
The film is more for the fans of Dash Shaw. For the rest of any possible audience, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea will be dismissed.
April 21, 2017
Defying expectations of yet another wallow in teenage angst-ridden miserablism, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea instead exudes an openness towards the possibility of people from different walks of life bridging social divides.
April 20, 2017
Mostly - as that title deserves - it's a funny, imaginative trip down a high-school rabbit hole, in which we're reminded that catastrophic disasters may come and go but what matters in high school is where you fit on the school's social ranking.
April 20, 2017
The story is strange seemingly for the sake of being strange, and Dash's sarcastic tone suggests that the whole thing is just a joke.
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