Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) Reviews
August 23, 2019
A plot that never bores, that keeps the viewer completely hooked and that is the perfect tool to show a SPECTACULAR direction. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 12, 2019
The animation throughout is either adorable or breathtaking.
April 27, 2015
...has a carefree sensibility that belies its underlying consideration of things like love, loss and warfare.
February 10, 2015
Though the story touches on politics and even profundities of the human experience, Miyazaki's light touch and overriding sense of fun promise that children of all ages will give themselves over... [Blu-ray]
March 21, 2014
...a near miss that nevertheless fares better than most of Miyazaki's output.
February 20, 2014
Funny and delightful throughout, even with very serious themes bubbling underneath the surface.
May 6, 2013
More action-packed and manga-style, but its predictable plot points (punch-ups and air-battles) are secondary to Miyazaki-esque scenes of women's work, the indifferent beauty of nature and war as nightmare.
December 22, 2011
Mr. Miyazaki smooshes fantasy and history into a pastel-pretty yarn as irresistible as his feminism.
March 23, 2010
That a pretty great adventure movie can rest comfortably alongside a strange tale of identity and morality... is proof enough that we're in the hands of a master storyteller
August 10, 2009
Animator/fabulist Hayao Miyazaki pays homage to Hollywood's wartime adventure films in this masterwork built around the adventures of a high-flying pig.
August 2, 2007
Combining exquisite animation, (slyly subverted) Boys' Own action, and (barely concealed) adult themes, Porco Rosso goes the whole hog, offering anti-war escapades that will appeal to all ages.
February 1, 2006
It's solid Miyazaki, although he has reached greater heights both before and since.
May 10, 2005
Miyazaki proves adept at evoking nostalgia as he his conjuring up entirely new worlds.
March 7, 2005
The action sequences in Porco Rosso are reminiscent of Herge's Tintin comics.
February 28, 2005
It's a film Miyazaki made for himself, to indulge his passion for seaplanes, and this personal enthusiasm comes through clearly.
February 27, 2005
Believe it or not, my latest favorite movie hero just happens to be a flying pig. I'm not kidding.
February 20, 2005
He does things his way, and he makes no apologies for having a snout. In fact, he's kind of smug about it.