Tokyo Godfathers Reviews

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.
February 6, 2004
Gritty yet surprisingly touching story.
February 6, 2004
As visually accomplished as Tokyo Godfathers is, the story is the most primitive form of drama, one that counts on improbable coincidence to propel the story to its sudden, implausibly symbolic conclusion.
February 6, 2004
I found myself alternately puzzled and transported by this unusual helping of anime.
January 30, 2004
Harrowing and heartwarming.