Pinocchio

audience Reviews

, 40% Audience Score
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    Don’t take young kids. I took my six year olds. She didn’t hate it but I was bothered by the hanging scene. Just too dark for young kids. I was very bored and did not find it funny.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Very good liked the animation
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Bizarre movie! Kinda creepy! Wish there was more movies out ! I definitely would not have seen this!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Brilliant and touching
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    It was beautiful visually but the story was a little chaotic for me but I’ve only seen the Disney cartoon to compare. I enjoyed it.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    It did not do the cartoon justice. Absolute disappointment!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Good movie packed with lots of adventures. A few “scary” scenes but my 6yr old was ok.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    One of the worst all time movies I’ve ever seen. Don’t waste your money as this movie is laughable. Absolute trash!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful movie!!! My child inside was very happy!!!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This Italian filmed version of the classic tale of Pinocchio, a little boy who was lovingly carved and chiseled out of wood is magical! The prosthetic wizardry of the make up and costuming is remarkable. The little boy who played Pinocchio is great! The one thing I regret is that Roberto Benigni was not on screen for a goodlier portion of this fantasy film. The soft focus cinematography adds to the period piece which is simply beautiful. The characters appear to be in the turn of the century (20th) from the preceding Victorian era (I know - two different regions and manner of dress and clothing) but - this is a miracle film and the clothing and settings are of this time period - it gives confidence to all ages who have been the brunt of bullying and learning about real life the hard way. The almost gargoylian appearance of the fantasy characters is something that can teach 'Hollywood' films a lesson - you do not need all those CGI's and computerized f/x to get into the Alice in Wonderland all over experience. I initially talked my friend and co-cinemaphile, to attend this film with me. At first - the dialogue is somewhat stinted and feels as if it was still in Italian, but the accents - which are real - make the rendering of the script into English a fait accompli! I do not understand why the other reviewers did not like, or perhaps understand, what went into making this film. Pinocchio, the character, is not an animated variation of the original darker story - this is true to a n ethereal experience that makes the time fly - great pacing - and the entire ensemble have a depth that no animated feature can truly achieve - this is definitely a film for adults and youngsters (although I would suggest that under the age of 5 would not understand its impact and become restless during the screening), although the greatest lesson for youngsters may be gleaned from this tale - be true to yourself, be true to your maker, be blessed by your own ability to create and be positive about the gift of life. Geppeto (Benigni certainly is the father that even the poorest peasants can see loves deeply and wants a better life for his son - and when the magic of non-impulsive whims are shown to be the righteous path, Pinocchio and Gepetto walk arm and arm in the flesh. BTW - the mint green haired fairy - who astonishingly does age on screen - most versions of 'fairies' show them as simply stuck in time - age-wise - creatures that try and steer the confused ones to find the meaning of real life..in the ending, Pinocchio does capture that dream! Accolades and kudos for this FINE film that I hope will not be bypassed by the awards this coming year. I know I will see it again and again, for the film itself is a work of art. It is become, indeed, a timeless classic!