Tito and the Birds (Tito e os Pássaros) Reviews

March 20, 2020
The story works as political allegory but doesn't make much sense on its own terms.
February 7, 2019
This Brazilian animated feature is an incredibly timely film.
February 7, 2019
There's a human quality to these visuals, which are pointedly not striving for perfection, but revel instead in supposed defects like smudges, jittery lines, color blotches and distorted proportions.
February 1, 2019
Makes good use of its combination of oil-paint backgrounds and precise-pencil characters but rather spectacularly fails to stick the landing.
January 31, 2019
"Tito" manages to make its ideas feel new just as the events of today's world make them feel increasingly relevant.
January 31, 2019
All elements of the film cohesively create a must-see film about overcoming fear for kids and adults.
January 28, 2019
Tito and The Birds is a moving and magical adventure that boasts a big heart, laudable message, and extraordinary splendor.
January 25, 2019
Tito and the Birds combines different art styles in a way that demonstrates the radical possibilities of animated storytelling.
January 25, 2019
A shrewd response to bigotry, packaged as a spooky adventure achieved through the integration of artisanal and digital techniques.
January 24, 2019
While subtitles and a dark tone will place it out of the realm of most American kids, the odd film will win over many older animation fans.
January 24, 2019
The movie's pleasures are primarily visual, whether it's in the thick swirls of paint used to suggest a fiery lab accident; the design quirks (faces with prominent overbites); or the shadowy, often inky-dark palette.
January 20, 2019
The Brazilian animated feature offers relief from the impersonal assault of contemporary pop culture.
October 29, 2018
The aesthetic conjured by art directors Vitar and Vini Wolf is entirely its own creation, fluidly rotating from shadowed urban claustrophobia to blazing kaleidoscopic hellscapes, with secondary forms and backdrops flickering and shape-shifting...
September 6, 2018
The animation is equal parts digital, graphic and oil-painting-based, creating a surreal and hypnotizing landscape, while the main narrative thread offers plenty of real-world metaphors without condescending to kiddie sentimentality.