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Reviews: Inside Out (2015)

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  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Inside Out e’ un gioiello tra i piu’ fulgidi della storia della Pixar. Magari non stupefacente dal punto di vista dell’animazione pura, ma capace di muovere davvero, sullo schermo e nella platea, emozioni primarie, ancestrali, profondissime.
  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Pixar recupera maravillosamente la clásica senda emocional de sus trabajos aunque, curiosamente, parece enfocarse casi más a los papás que a los reyes de la casa. Sea como fuere, una obra que vuelve a elevar el género animado a extraordinarias cotas de magnificencia.
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Inside Out is not just a coming-of-age movie. It’s a deconstruction of all coming-of-age movies and of the very idea of growing older.
  • Steve Biodrowski @ Hollywood Gothique
    • Excerpt: Looks good only in comparison to its disappointing predecessors.
  • Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com
    • Excerpt: This fun and imaginative outing brings Pixar close to the lofty heights of their most creative and satisfying masterpieces and well above all the competition (not just of the animated variety).
  • Matt Brown @ Twitch
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: An animated masterpiece that helps us understand, appreciate, and re-frame our emotions.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: “Inside Out” is certainly a movie that brings back the original Pixar charm. It’s a powerful film that makes you feel all of the emotions you see on screen, and I challenge anyone to watch it without tearing up just a little bit.
  • Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Pixar logra lo imposible: construir una historia de aventuras, divertida y emocionante, mientras da su propia explicación sobre cómo funcionan los mecanismos internos de nuestra mente.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: the film’s MVP is Kind, who brings the same ridiculous brand of pathos to Bing Bong as he did to “A Serious Man’s” Uncle Arthur.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: Even though the stakes of the film are relatively small, especially compared to most modern blockbusters, that makes them all the more keenly felt. Boiled down to its basics, Inside Out is the story of a young girl deciding whether or not to take a bus ride, but the terror involved in making that decision, and the irrevocable ramifications of it for Riley, her family and her emotions, make it feel like the end of the world.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: Ultimately, the grounding of the more fanciful elements in the compelling story of Riley and her family is what makes INSIDE OUT resonate.
  • Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: La mejor película de Pixar de los últimos cinco años.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Co-writer/director Pete Docter’s computer-animated film suggests greatness at the start and follows through on that promise.
  • Panagiotis Pete Gkaris @ Movies Ltd.
  • Hugo Gomes @ http://cinematograficamentefalando.blogs.sapo.pt [Portuguese]
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Inside Out’ is Pixar’s entertaining interpretation of what makes us us, literally humanizing our emotions and building a vibrant world inside our minds.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: On a Gauge of 1 to 10, it’s a terrific, triumphant 10 – emerging as one of the most ambitious, exciting animated features ever made.
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Pixar staddles the line between presenting it all as something a young child can comprehend but allowing just enough depth to captivate the adults in the audience. There’s beauty in simplifying a complicated subject.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: There is joy and wonder in this marvelous mounting of a human mind, and a thrilling audacity in how it dares at such a strange and impossible thing.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Inside Out is certainly safe for the little ones, but wear a shirt with a sleeve you don’t mind the kids using to wipe their noses on.
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: Inside Out is an important reflection on the power of emotion – and proof that Pixar is still king of imaginative CG animated storytelling.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: It’s fast, brightly colored and rambunctious for kids, sure, but look closer and it’s also wise, clever, stirring and profound for adults.
  • Oktay Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Matt Looker @ The Shiznit
    • Excerpt: The sweetest, saddest, happiest, powerful-est, imaginative-est and most important-est film of Pixar’s output to date.
  • Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: With the Disney rebirth in the early 1990’s and the advent of Pixar, animation took a new tack, one that has delighted audiences countless times whether young or old. Inside Out continues that tradition in beautiful and unexpected ways.
  • Dan Lybarger @ KCActive.com
    • Excerpt: Perhaps filmmakers who long to tell more sophisticated and worthwhile stories might want to set up shop at Pixar or another studio that refuses to underestimate the intelligence of the children of the grownups who are watching with them.
  • Alan Mattli @ The Zurich English Student
    • Excerpt: In terms of message and subtext, ‘Inside Out’ very probably ranks as Pixar’s most mature effort to date, managing to blend its impeccable sense of cartoonish fun with raw emotional power.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: A beautiful, meaningful, deeply touching film.
  • [New – 12/24/15] | Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: The film’s whole concept only works if you ignore everything about it that doesn’t add up.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Film Racket
    • Excerpt: For Inside Out, fantasy informs reality, cartoons reveal our humanity. Maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that it would take six years to develop something so very special.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Inside Out is the kind of movie that, watching it in the theater, I enjoyed, though I wasn’t as over the moon as some. I found it cute and fun and engaging, but the more I think about it, break it down, and examine the various themes and layers, the more my affection and appreciation grows.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Sadness can be good, Inside Out tells us. That’s not the kind of thematic material we typically see in a children’s film.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Spinoff, Pajiba
    • Excerpt: This thoughtful film tackles a tricky topic with empathy, wit and warmth that makes it a joy to experience.
  • Francis Rizzo III @ DVDTalk
    • Excerpt: Watching Riley and Joy fight their way through their separate and shared situations, all of which is delivered with Pixar’s trademark creativity, humor and heartfelt emotion, one can’t help but be enamored with the film, its characters, its story and its artistry.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: Inside Out is a grand and bold work of imagination and creativity, made by people who are not content to give the audience the bargain basement, but to offer something that is going to last. Thematically, it resembles Toy Story 2 in that it is also about the pangs and stresses of growing up and losing the most valued trappings of childhood as adolescence washes ashore.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: [VIDEO ESSAY} Children’s book authors will be eating their hearts out over co-writer/co-director Peter Docter’s brilliantly devised story about the emotions that people (kids in specific) feel, and how they can control the voices in their heads.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Pixar’s streak continues…Imaginative and colorful, it’s a literal head-trip about the process of growing up.
  • Sarah Ward @ artsHub
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: As one might expect from a Pixar feature, the visceral appeal of Inside Out’s glorious design and charming characters conceals a poignant and emotionally sophisticated story.
Updated: December 24, 2015 — 9:22 pm
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