Elemental

critic Reviews

, 74% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Elemental may not satisfy as fully as the greatest Pixar pictures, but it remains a solid story told with dazzling visual flair.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Gentle and humane but never raw or vulnerable.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    There are tonal parallels with Pixar’s Inside Out and Zootropolis, but while it has a peppy visual energy, Elemental lacks the wildly inventive storytelling of the former and the laughs of the latter.
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    Larushka Ivan-Zadehmetro.co.uk
    A bit like Inside Out meets Zootropolis – but not as fully worked out as either – it’s a movie of lovely, radiant moments.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    Busy, zany and sincere, the movie does a perfectly good job with the stuff of urban culture clash. But it is also fatally unfunny, and gets more so with every weird contrivance it whips up.
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    Philip De SemlyenTime Out
    The problem is that there’s not enough storytelling muscle here for the allusion to really land.
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    Hannah StrongLittle White Lies
    Surely a reality where the elements are in charge should be more inventive, not limited by the trappings of capitalism and gender norms?
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    Sharanya KumarFilm Companion
    Elemental manages to be pleasantly heart-warming, if not nearly as profound or affecting as some of the studios’ previous projects.
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    Felix Vasquez Jr.Cinema Crazed
    Probably one of the worst Pixar outings in a very long time.
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    Jared MobarakHey, Have You Seen ...?
    Baby's first immigrant story and interracial relationship courtesy of … Disney/Pixar? I jest because, honestly, ELEMENTAL is cute and does work on that social level.
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    Kevin A. RansonMovieCrypt.com
    An anthropomorphic immigrant romance combines into a mixed metaphorical mess... a Pixar film built on “plussing” instead of being enhanced by it... hoping the rapid fire nonsense will gloss over the lack of cohesion.
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