Sita Sings the Blues - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sita Sings the Blues Reviews

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
December 31, 2009
Charming indie animated film that doesn't insult anyone's intelligence.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
December 28, 2009
And the ingenuity of Sita -- which evokes painting, collage, underground comic books, Mumbai musicals and "Yellow Submarine" (for starters) - is dazzling. Not busy, or overwhelming, or eye-popping. Just affecting, surprising and a lot of fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
December 23, 2009
Paley's beguiling, consistently inventive visuals and sly yet melancholy tone are about as warm and winning as heartbreak-fueled empowerment gets.
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 26, 2009
Nina Paley's animated marvel mixes a personal tale of romantic woe with a fabulous, often hilarious, recounting of the Sanskrit epic fable The Ramayana.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
June 26, 2009
Captivating, mesmerizing, spellbinding -- I'll throw everything in the movie-critic book at this animated feature by Nina Paley
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 29, 2009
Nina Paley's delicious Sita Sings the Blues finds solace in autobiography and an animated gold mine in the caverns of an ancient Sanskrit epic.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 12, 2009
An almost indescribable pleasure from Brooklyn-based cartoonist and animator Nina Paley. The film, dazzling and poignant and five years in the making, retells the ancient Indian epic The Ramayana from a gentle but insistent feminist perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 2, 2009
To get any film made is a miracle. To conceive of a film like this is a greater miracle.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
October 18, 2008
Constitutes an irrefutable argument for classic 2-D animation as a viable, vibrant low-budget arthouse medium for adults.