The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) Reviews

November 3, 2018
For a film that claims to have so much heart, it all feels suspiciously hollow.
May 25, 2016
The story elements are fairly well balanced, but it's hard to shake off the feeling that, even in a philosophical fantasy world, women remain mere distant helpmates, and men do all the fun stuff.
April 29, 2016
Two and a half hours is too much for this light packed journey. [Full review in Spanish]
March 3, 2016
The characterizations and conflicts here are strictly generic.
March 3, 2016
A few instances of gorgeous and magical imagery cannot make up for the lack of genuine emotion or a fresh story. Strictly for devoted anime fans.
March 1, 2016
The Boy and the Beast works with many common anime tropes but doesn't find anything new to say about them.
October 24, 2015
"The Boy And The Beast" is a treat to look at, is inventive in spots, and will probably be eaten up by younger viewers. But it ultimately proves both narratively unsatisfying and emotionally lacking,