Mia et le Migou (Mia and the Migoo)
Mia et le Migou (Mia and the Migoo) (2011)

Created from an astonishing 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation, the gorgeous second feature from French animator Jacques-Rémy Girard is a work of art, breathtaking to behold. Figures are outlined in pencil and then bathed in rustic… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 7, 2012
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ty Burr
Boston Globe

So heavy-handed that only the youngest audiences won't feel talked down to. Instead, they're likely to be freaked out.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

This generally involving film is gorgeous to watch thanks to its 500,000 hand-painted frames of vibrantly colored, enormously artistic animation.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...it is not the words nor the acting that matter here as much as the beautiful visuals which wear the influence of Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki on its sleeve.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The story's serviceable, if unexciting, with themes of child-parent love and the importance of peaceful interactions.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

The toke-tastic visuals are an endless delight, especially the Migoo themselves, who look like the offspring of McDonald's Grimace and Calvin and Hobbes' killer monster snow goons.

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

The influence of Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki is obvious here, and it's a comparison that doesn't flatter French filmmaker Jacques-Remy Girerd's movie.

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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times

Distracting flashes of crude humor dissipate any connection to the characters and odd encounters derail the momentum. And the climax muddles the film's eco message.

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Rachel Saslow
Washington Post

What kind of kid will be able to appreciate this serious plot, which involves investors pulling out of a land-development deal and a scary, knife-wielding witch?

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Shawn Levy
Oregonian

It's lovely, truly, but so heavy-handed and slipshod that it's probably best enjoyed with the sound off -- an option they're not likely to offer at the movie theater.

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