Tokyo Godfathers Reviews

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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
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.
March 25, 2004
One of the most moving, enjoyable and wholly unconventional Christmas stories to come along in a long time.
February 27, 2004
Demonstrates an idiosyncratic human touch. Kon is unafraid of the unseemly and unsightly.
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
A likeably larky Yuletide yarn.
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