Turning Red

critic Reviews

, 95% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Heartwarming, humorous, beautifully animated, and culturally expansive, Turning Red extends Pixar's long list of family-friendly triumphs.
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    Kimberley JonesAustin Chronicle
    Turning Red’s funny, sweet, and empathetic portrait of cultural identity, gentle teen rebellion, and tetchy mother-daughter relations gets an extra boost from fake boy band 4*Town.
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    Robert LevinNewsday
    This is a movie for anyone who has experienced the turmoil Mei experiences, which is to say just about everyone.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I think it chickens out a little bit from telling [a story about puberty] to tell a more universal one... All of that is kind of fun, but slight.
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    Ty BurrTy Burr's Watch List
    Like the best Pixars, you don’t need to have a kid to see it. It’s excellent entertainment for grown-up people, too.
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    Richard LawsonVanity Fair
    I suspect tweens and teens are not the real targets anyway. The film often seems squarely, deliberately, aimed at their parents instead, offering them a gentle (if busy) reminder that they were young once too.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Yes, there’s formula at work here. But who doesn’t enjoy an exquisitely manipulated cry?
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    Felix Vasquez Jr.Cinema Crazed
    Domee Shi’s direction is so unique and fun, but it can also overpower a lot of the emotions and or sentiment.
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    Mini Anthikad-ChhibberThe Hindu
    Pixar’s delightful ode to female adolescence...
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    Rick BentleyKGET-TV (Bakersfield, CA)
    The film stresses how the best way to hold on tight to a child is to loosen your grip.
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    Jillian ChilingerianOffscreen With Jillian
    Turning Red is a rollercoaster of a film that takes different turns as the story unfolds leaving audiences engaged with Mei and her family. It is full of thrills and nostalgia while also feeling like a reinvention of Pixar.
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