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Martin Sheen (The West Wing, The Departed), Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises, Weeds), and George Coe (Funny People, Archer) lead a cast of eccentric characters who rebel against authority in this wonderfully animated and poignant comedy for adults. The story opens with former bank manager Emilio being dispatched to a retirement home by his family. His new roommate is a wily wheeler-dealer named Miguel, who cheerfully swindles small amounts of cash from the more befuddled residents but is also full of handy insider tips that are crucial to survival. Like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unfolding in simple yet wonderfully expressive hand-drawn frames, the film's unsparingly observant plot depicts the slide into senility with empathy and imagination."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"A beautiful, subtle horror movie about the rigors of old age, made all the more horrifying because it will happen to all of us fortunate enough to live a long life."
‑ Sherilyn Connelly, Village Voice
"Literally dedicated to "all the old people of today, and of tomorrow," this animated look at aging is deeply humanistic, immensely moving, often hilarious and quite, quite wonderful."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Wrinkles is a nuanced, rich look at human frailty and the beauty of life, alternating between frank and tenderly humane notes with perfect precision, making the conventional beats its story does hit genuinely poignant."
‑ Josh Slater-Williams, The Skinny
"The animation is simple but lovely."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"Wrinkles doesn't offer the aesthetic rewards necessary to make its sad material compelling."
‑ Jesse Hassenger, AV Club
"The film doesn't wallow in grief; it's a thoughtful and nuanced portrait of a stage of life we often choose not to see."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"In its visionary dream and flashback sequences, the film becomes a comment on the rapidly diminished state of traditional animation."
‑ Wes Greene, Slant Magazine
"A charming production, poignant and tender and one that is bound to move and compel you - while remaining so effortlessly subtle throughout."
‑ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
"The film has a defiance and humour reminiscent of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It's far more uplifting than its subject matter might suggest."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"Heavy doses of humor and empathy, along with gorgeous hand-drawn animation, keep things from getting too morbid."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Poignant animated feature about senior citizens is one the year's best Spanish films."
‑ Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter
"Lots to love here, but it's all perhaps a little soft."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"A surprising thing indeed - an intelligent, entertaining, altogether unsentimental evocation of the experience of old age."
‑ Jonathan Romney, Observer [UK]
"It's a compact and obliquely moving film, deftly constructed to let the dying of the light arrive, not as sunset, but a kind of dawn."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
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