Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta) Reviews

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March 21, 2014
...a near miss that nevertheless fares better than most of Miyazaki's output.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 20, 2014
Funny and delightful throughout, even with very serious themes bubbling underneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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.
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
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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.
February 28, 2005
It's a film Miyazaki made for himself, to indulge his passion for seaplanes, and this personal enthusiasm comes through clearly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 29, 2009
Underrated and exciting.
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 7, 2005
The action sequences in Porco Rosso are reminiscent of Herge's Tintin comics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 17, 2002
It resembles in its best moments a fanciful version of Casablanca with a porcine Bogey in the lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 27, 2005
Believe it or not, my latest favorite movie hero just happens to be a flying pig. I'm not kidding.
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 22, 2011
Mr. Miyazaki smooshes fantasy and history into a pastel-pretty yarn as irresistible as his feminism.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 10, 2009
It's lean and vibrant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 27, 2015
...has a carefree sensibility that belies its underlying consideration of things like love, loss and warfare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 10, 2005
Miyazaki proves adept at evoking nostalgia as he his conjuring up entirely new worlds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 1, 2006
It's solid Miyazaki, although he has reached greater heights both before and since.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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