IF

critic Reviews

, 49% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • A sweet ode to rediscovering one's inner child, IF largely works as old-fashioned family entertainment despite an occasionally unfocused and unnecessarily complicated plot.
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    Udita JhunjhunwalaLivemint
    This Pixar-ish fable by John Krasinski falls a little short of the films it resembles.
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    Wenlei MaThe Nightly (AU)
    Bright, imaginative and visually charming with wonderful creature designs, IF wears its very big heart on its sleeve.
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    Mark KermodeKermode and Mayo's Take (YouTube)
    I am slightly iffy about IF.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    There’s a cartoonish side for the kids and a nostalgia tug for adults. It has a decent twist at the end and the final credits sequence, which includes the invisible Keith, is worth hanging around for.
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    Anna McKibbinAV Club
    Every beat of IF is writ large, making for an unnatural viewing experience, one where charming moments are frustratingly loud, drowning out the film as a whole.
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    Tomris LafflyVariety
    Despite a star-studded voice cast and a terrific lead in Cailey Fleming, this big-hearted animation-live action hybrid doesn’t feel magical like the Pixar films it aspires to emulate.
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    Paul McGuire GrimesPaul's Trip to the Movies
    Krasinski knows how to reach each member of the family differently making for a good family movie night that sparks creativity and tugs at the heartstrings.
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    Billie MelissaMen's Journal
    Krasinski makes a strong case for the necessity of play in cinema, and the product is a heartwarming tearjerker that provides not only an enjoyable film that works for all the family, but one that asks you to reconnect with who you are
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...an appealing premise that is, for the most part, employed to underwhelming and uninvolving effect by Krasinski...
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    Nelson AcostaKoimoi
    IF is quite unique, but that uniqueness might make it difficult to find a massive audience in theaters, as this film is not what you expect.
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