Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados) Reviews

January 13, 2018
The drawing style bears no resemblance to Japanese anime, yet the narrative tone is remarkably similar, with cute and sinister elements held in suspension by a deadpan cool.
January 12, 2018
An animated movie about troubled teens, and quite possibly for them as well, because it's so very like them: alternately sweet and scary, tender and violent, dense and scattered, and oh yes, childlike and adult.
December 15, 2017
And though its dark riches can at moments feel like overload, and its narrative thrust occasionally grows diffuse, the story casts an undeniable spell.
December 15, 2017
This is a beautiful film, and an ugly one, and the tension between those two sides doesn't abate until the very last scene.
December 15, 2017
An oft-grisly and always visually dazzling allegorical fantasy that puts funny animals in a post-dystopian semi-wasteland.
Top Critic
December 14, 2017
Given how rigid and formulaic most mainstream animation is, there's something liberating about watching a traditionally hand-drawn cartoon thumb its nose so gleefully at traditional G-rated storytelling.
December 14, 2017
The simple precision of the hand-drawn characters and of the watercolor world they inhabit provide visual coherence and establish an atmosphere of fascination as well as dread. The movie is an anthology of nightmares compressed into a picture book.
December 14, 2017
At its best, when Vázquez and Rivero hit the right mix of melancholy and acidic in their battered fever dream, it plays like a troubled schoolkid's secret drawings brought to colorful, if unapologetically horrific, life.
December 13, 2017
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children is its own unique, damaged creature.
September 18, 2017
Though at first glance this ironically-sweet-and-very-sour mix might seem unappetizing, even repellent, it soon becomes fascinating in its oddball complexity