Song Of The Sea Reviews

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July 10, 2015
It's heart-on-sleeve stuff, teetering on the melodramatic, though it never pulls punches in terms of accepting that life involves us accepting and processing a heavy torrent of horror and depression.
July 10, 2015
The beauty of Moore's animation is astounding - intricate, cheeky and, especially where nature is concerned, as evocative as a painting by Paul Klee or Henri Rousseau.
July 9, 2015
The first frame of the exquisite hand-drawn Irish animation Song of the Sea is so unexpectedly gorgeous, it made me shiver involuntarily.
July 9, 2015
Song of the Sea blends Celtic legends, bravura design and animation, and intelligent storytelling that understands but never patronises young viewers, to create an exquisite and rewarding work.
February 26, 2015
"Song of the Sea" creates a magical world, one that pulls you in and leaves you, when it's over, feeling changed by the journey.
February 26, 2015
Sweet, aesthetically breathtaking ...
February 20, 2015
Moore manages this life-affirming touch without being preachy and by simply melding unusual old folktales into a new story filled with visually stunning images sure to captivate children of all ages.
February 19, 2015
Irish director Tomm Moore's animated beauty Song of the Sea tells the sort of story that makes you crave the flickering of firelight or wish for the warmth of a blanket pulled up to your chin while mom or dad reads a bedtime tale.
February 19, 2015
Irish animator Tomm Moore follows his celebrated feature debut, The Secret of Kells, with another ravishing fantasy based on Irish folklore.
February 12, 2015
A film about terrible things that ensue when overprotective love separates a child from her heritage and represses the natural expression of grief.
February 6, 2015
A transcendent work from Ireland's Cartoon Saloon studio that's almost wasted on kids.
January 29, 2015
Enchants on every level: story, voice work, drawing and music.
January 29, 2015
The filmmakers evoke earned emotion with gentle hands. Even the monstrous antagonist is presented in such an unadorned fashion as to make it almost normal - and therefore creepier.
January 29, 2015
You'll leave the film knowing more than you might have imagined about Irish culture, but never once feeling subjected to anything Very Special or Good for You.
January 29, 2015
Put simply, a tale worth telling set in a world worth looking at.
January 22, 2015
It's a refreshing respite from popular kids' fare, an extended bedtime story that has its share of harrowing moments but gradually wraps the soul in a warm blankie.
January 9, 2015
If I had to recommend the best children's film out there for all ages, this one, and The Tale of Princess Kaguya, would easily top the charts.
January 8, 2015
"Song of the Sea" is a wonder to behold. This visually stunning animation masterwork, steeped in Irish myth, folklore and legend, so adroitly mixes the magical and the everyday that to watch it is to be wholly immersed in an enchanted world.
January 8, 2015
Mr. Moore's second feature, "Song of the Sea," amply fulfills the shining promise of the first one.
December 19, 2014
Visually splendid, but generically flat-footed, "Song of the Sea" is an animated fantasy that comes close to greatness, but is rarely as clever as it is comforting.
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