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Reviews: Song of the Sea (2014)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Timothy Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: An Irish folktale about facing our fears, embracing death and human frailty, walking in wonder and returning home as transformed lovers.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: [Moore] turns to Irish folklore for his story, incorporating the Pictish markings of stone carvings and shapes from nature into his stunning animation design. ..resembles a mosaic not unlike the Scottish jewelry made from the dyed stems of heather
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Moore’s second film continues his aesthetic style … It’s like a storybook in motion.
  • Steven Greydanus @ Crux
    • Excerpt: Like Miyazaki, Moore isn’t afraid to take the time to breathe deeply, savor moments of silence and beauty, and open the door to wonder and mystery. In the last decade or more, with the exception of Pixar’s luminous “Wall-E,” I can’t think of any Hollywood cartoons about which I could say the same.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: With Hollywood studios dominating at the multiplexes these days, Song of the Sea is a beautiful anomaly amongst the current computer graphics landscape.
  • Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine
    • Excerpt: Even as it entertains increasingly far-fetched detours, the film’s folkloric narrative offers an ideal vehicle for [Tomm Moore’s] pictorial play.
  • Marty Mapes @ Movie Habit
    • Excerpt: Magic and mysticism inhabit visual style in Moore’s Irish fairy tale
  • [New – 7/3/15] | Sarah Ward @ artsHub
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: What makes Song of the Sea so memorable is not just its bittersweet story, nor its rich visual artistry, but the way that everything harmonizes so splendidly.
Updated: July 3, 2015 — 5:59 pm
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