We Are Little Zombies Reviews

July 31, 2019
We Are Little Zombies is trippy and nostalgic adventure that mashes up faint elements of zombie horror with old-school video game tropes.
July 29, 2019
This debut feature film is an inspired and beautifully rendered rumination on grief through the eyes of four orphan children.
July 23, 2019
We Are Little Zombies is an 8-bit empathy theme park that dazzles the senses as much as it provides a window into the subjective experience of its cast of really damaged, traumatised kids.
July 18, 2019
...manages to be at once inventive, self-assured, and psychologically astute.
July 17, 2019
A bright, absorbing and inventive slice of sonic cinema.
June 23, 2019
Explosively ingenious and energetic...
June 12, 2019
It's a bravura finish to an extremely accomplished debut.
March 5, 2019
Little Zombies emulates not just the visual aesthetic of video games, but also their narrative logic, and the incongruity of the goal-oriented achievement that video games allow compared to the abstract nature of real-world problems.
February 20, 2019
The juxtaposition of cause and effects (death and music) skips any kind of emotional reasoning, in favour of an all-out glorious performance of cacophonous entertainment.
February 19, 2019
We Are Little Zombies is a vibrant film brimming with snappy, dark humour that can only be used to handle such a sad premise as four children becoming orphans.
February 6, 2019
Nagahisa jumps over formal narrative conventions to bring us a challenging and weirdly moving film. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 6, 2019
Exuberance and visual inventiveness seem to come to Nagahisa as naturally as breathing.
February 6, 2019
We Are Little Zombies is as addictive as the pop-music it creates, and as strong as the camaraderie it evokes: a joyous and adventurous story of a four-piece confronted with tragedy and morbid apathy.
February 5, 2019
A visual funhouse, full of surrealistic images, lurid colors and lead by four cartoonishly very stoic leads.
January 31, 2019
A rainbow-colored scream into the abyss, Nagahisa's story of a quartet of orphaned tweens who start a chiptune rock band is as rigorous in its exploration of grief as it is stylistically exuberant...
January 30, 2019
We Are Little Zombies... is a candy colored pop explosion of ennui.
January 27, 2019
Writer/director/composer Makoto Nagahisa is the mad scientist behind this concoction, which plays out like someone plugged a fever dream directly into a console video system, and then set it on fire.
January 27, 2019
...one of the most unique films of cinema in 2019.
January 26, 2019
Honestly, the fact that there's so much going on beneath the surface of Makoto Nagahisa's We Are Little Zombies is just gravy, given that its aesthetic delights are more than enough to justify the two hours spent watching it.