Tokyo Godfathers Reviews

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September 2, 2020
Tokyo Godfathers is a beautiful, hilarious movie and one that cemented Satoshi Kon as a visionary and narrative master.
June 7, 2020
Less fanciful in plot and style than Kon's other movies, yet it compensates with its deep humanism.
March 27, 2020
Unique anime has mature themes, drinking, cursing.
January 3, 2020
There are a lot of reasons why this film works, but I think at the heart is an emotional resonance we connect with
November 6, 2019
It's not a perfect film, but it excites, makes you laugh and reconciles one with the human race and that's a rare thing. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 8, 2018
A film which shows the limitless potential of animation, Tokyo Godfathers is an alternative Christmas classic that's full of unexpected twists, turns and miracles. A festive bonanza which will put plenty of smiles on many faces.
November 10, 2017
With peerless animation, plenty of laughs and just as much heart, Tokyo Godfathers is an absolute joy. It should appear high on your list of alternative Christmas movies.
February 9, 2016
Hana tends to swoon into stereotype, her theatricality and campiness infecting the other non-hetero characters here, with so many of them wailing or sobbing. The story's comedy and pathos can be similarly overwrought, too.
December 9, 2013
In one sense the plot involves returning stolen goods to a thief, but Tokyo Godfathers is really about longing -- for family, for children, for parents and for the lost past.
December 9, 2013
A likeably larky Yuletide yarn.
December 9, 2013
Tokyo Godfathers becomes a clever and well-written parody of Christ's nativity.
December 9, 2013
No amount of shoehorned-in razzle-dazzle can keep this forced fable from feeling like a shadow of Kon's early work.
February 17, 2012
Japanese animator Satoshi Kon has a striking sense of composition, but I'm more impressed by his storytelling skills.
September 7, 2008
Takes anime to a whole new level.
December 7, 2007
The score grates in places but the script hits the mark, with the potty-mouthed vagrants certain to be a hit with older children.
April 3, 2006
Depois do brilhante Millenium Actress, Kon conta uma história bem mais simples, mas igualmente tocante e mágica, brindando o público com uma belíssima animação de tirar o fôlego.
December 6, 2005
It's a modern-day fable with a big heart...
May 4, 2005
A delightfully rambunctious holiday fable about the vital importance of family.
March 5, 2005
The film mixes genuinely dramatic scenes with exaggerated comic bits.
February 3, 2005
Miracles, redemptions and reconciliations happen in the snow-covered Tokyo night.
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