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The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) Reviews

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July 3, 2017
Although the protagonist never says a word, and although director MichaŽl Dudok de Wit doesn't explain the fantastic elements that are at the center of the story, The Red Turtle hooks from beginning to end. [Full review in Spanish]
June 23, 2017
Every scene is stunning to look at, and the experience of watching it is both calming and moving.
June 20, 2017
The latest movie from Japan's Studio Ghibli - a fresh take on Robinson Crusoe - breaks with the fantastical Miyazaki style, but sets a new standard for inspired minimalist animation.
June 19, 2017
Ghibli's first animated film directed by a foreigner is a wonder mixture of Japanese and Western sensibilities. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2017
The Red Turtle is a truly delightful film that does its parent company proud. Hugely recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 7, 2017
There's something essential, meditative and soul-soothingly simple about The Red Turtle.
June 5, 2017
The depth and texture on show here - conjured from a surge of pencil marks and watercolour washes - is remarkable. The film is a must for the big screen.
June 5, 2017
A precise and elegant fable, which uses magical realism to wind its elements together, The Red Turtle hints rather than hollers about the emotional bond between man and animal.
May 30, 2017
It's a simple and profound story that is both intimate and universal. This is a beautiful film that must be seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 30, 2017
There are few words, but The Red Turtle doesn't need them: nature is the star of this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2017
The film is simple, not overwhelmingly meaningful in any kind of thought-provoking way, but it is a beautiful and transporting little mini-world of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2017
Small children often experience the world as simultaneously solid and fantastical; De Wit's beautiful film tugs us into that mindset.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 29, 2017
A bewitching animation about a castaway trying to get off an island -- the sort of film you wish Terrence Malick made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 28, 2017
It is a work of art which transcends boundaries of language, culture, geography and age. It is simply magnificent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 26, 2017
The Red Turtle is a dialogue-free love story, strange and sparingly supernatural.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 26, 2017
Refreshingly different and highly recommended, especially if you have ever watched in awe as David Attenborough explains our wonderful world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 25, 2017
It's a film about loneliness and the steps we take to overcome it, wrapped up in a delightfully simple story for all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 25, 2017
One for the desert island films list.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 25, 2017
The experience is captivating, transcendental even.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2017
It's a superb piece of work, beautiful and enigmatic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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