My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) Reviews

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September 12, 2017
Running barely longer than an hour, My Life as a Zucchini doesn't go into any great depth in terms of either story or emotion. That's disappointing.
June 2, 2017
My Life as a Courgette isn't perfect (some of the adult characters lack nuance) but its attempt to redefine innocence is stirring.
June 2, 2017
It is a lovely little film, coming in at a novella-size 66 minutes.
June 1, 2017
Somewhere in the mysterious space between the script and the animation, My Life as a Courgette boasts moments of (yes, whisper it) essential human truth that will leave you floored.
June 1, 2017
A superlative family film, and one that dares to be different.
March 9, 2017
Seeing the world through a child's eyes can be pretty eye-opening. Watching My Life as a Zucchini, the altogether marvelous and Oscar-nominated stop-action animated film by director Claude Barras, that world is one you will not soon forget.
March 9, 2017
The movie can be funny and heartbreaking at once-Zucchini's only keepsake of his mother is an empty beer can-though in the end what registers most is the children's resilience when "there's nobody left to love us."
March 8, 2017
Along with the kids' sorrow, Barras works uplift and lightness into the story, and there are moments of great joy.
March 3, 2017
The film is a real rarity, made even more so by the fact that what has moved us so profoundly are a bunch of pop-eyed plasticine figures.
March 3, 2017
The sins of the fathers (and mothers) are visited upon the children in Claude Barras's brief, stop-motion tale of little ones finding love among the ruins.
March 2, 2017
It may not sound like it, but calling this barely 70-minute Swiss stop-motion film "heavy" - as in substantial and almost swollen with feeling - is a true compliment.
March 2, 2017
It's well worth seeking out for older kids who don't mind reading subtitles, their parents, and any adults who can appreciate a good story movingly and creatively told.
March 2, 2017
There may be a few overly wistful moments here, but in the main it's an affecting portrait of a group of unlucky but resilient children.
February 24, 2017
My Life As A Zucchini takes on heavy subject matter with a light hand, and comes up with a delightful tale that is equal parts wrenching and uplifting.
February 24, 2017
The character work here is both intimate and nicely compressed. But the movie really gets to its most sublime heights visually.
February 24, 2017
My Life As a Zucchini is a deft work of empathy, and unlike a few of its fellow animation Oscar contenders, it works on a more intimate scale, without a big message or master thesis to carry it to its conclusion.
February 23, 2017
For the U.S. version, the French voice cast has been replaced by an English one. But no matter what language it's in, My Life as Zucchini never sacrifices what's true for what's trite. This is animation as an art form, inspiring and indelible.
February 23, 2017
Magical is not an oversize word for this exquisite film.
Top Critic
February 23, 2017
This child is immensely charming in any language.
February 23, 2017
As unexpectedly enchanting as its title is initially perplexing, "My Life as a Zucchini" is short but oh so satisfyingly bittersweet, an example of the kind of movie magic that's always hard to find.
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