The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) Reviews

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June 1, 2017
The images are tamely drawn; the tale is wanly evolved.
May 30, 2017
Small children often experience the world as simultaneously solid and fantastical; De Wit's beautiful film tugs us into that mindset.
May 26, 2017
The Red Turtle is a dialogue-free love story, strange and sparingly supernatural.
May 25, 2017
One for the desert island films list.
May 25, 2017
The experience is captivating, transcendental even.
May 24, 2017
It's a superb piece of work, beautiful and enigmatic.
February 24, 2017
Some films are a speeding train. This one is a hammock on a Saturday afternoon.
February 23, 2017
There's no dialogue, the pace is quite slow and the meaning of the story is subject to interpretation. Yet once you're on its wavelength, the film is a mesmerizing experience.
February 23, 2017
Few films have used color and light with such acuity - from the near monochrome of moonlight on a desolate beach to the infinite, illuminated shades of green in a bamboo forest.
February 16, 2017
The Red Turtle is a profoundly simple meditation on the many ways we've become alienated from nature and from the Earth.
February 15, 2017
Although the story is slight, the film leaves viewers with a lasting, haunting impression.
February 14, 2017
In its artfully drawn frames, a simple and universal story unfolds.
February 9, 2017
This is one of those animations that creates a world so beautiful the characters need only wander around in it.
February 9, 2017
Watching "The Red Turtle" ... is like falling into an 80-minute wormhole of spare artistry.
February 3, 2017
It's possible that you will feel slightly underwhelmed by the end, even as you murmur to yourself, "Well, that was lovely." But underwhelmed is not quite the same as disappointed.
January 27, 2017
A fable, beautifully drawn in calm, soothing colors, it doesn't even have dialogue, let alone a throbbing soundtrack. Those sounds you hear are the sounds of silence, and eventually they become hypnotic.
January 27, 2017
A full animated feature of rich themes and breathtaking imagery.
January 26, 2017
Wholly original, yet informed by legends of both the East and West, it invites us to contemplate humanity's connections to the natural world and the realm of the spirit.
January 26, 2017
This quiet meditation on humans' relationship with nature hews to Ghibli's core values of exquisitely rendered visual images combined with gently ruminative sensibilities.
January 25, 2017
If you want to see it as a parable, that's up to you. In all ways, the film plays its hand gently.
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