Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

critic Reviews

, 99% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Poignant, profound, and utterly heartwarming, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is animated entertainment with real heart.
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    Alissa WilkinsonVox
    Hilarious and extremely sweet... a feel-good movie that’s not like anything you’ve seen before.
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    Caroline SiedeFox 10 Phoenix
    This kid-friendly A24 movie is somehow whimsical, bittersweet, life-affirming and a little bit heartbreaking all at once. And that makes it the perfect movie for the moment.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On imagines an alternative world where characters and stories are born of sheer creativity and not recycled ideas based on selling children's toys.
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    Rafer GuzmanNewsday
    An adorable little film with big life-lessons.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    The movie’s cloying sentimentality is balanced by its imaginative vigor and its wry shell’s-eye view of humanity.
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    Ty BurrTy Burr's Watch List
    Even at 89 minutes the movie’s overlong, but in its gentle humor and wistfulness for a world of reconnection, it’s a genuine tonic.
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    Ruth MaramisFlixChatter Film Blog
    Love Jenny Slate’s raspy voice that gives the animated character its soul. What Marcel lacks in body mass, he more than makes up for it in irresistible charm and spunk.
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    Asia FreyLagniappe (Mobile, AL)
    A charming, understated, idiosyncratic adventure for especially mature kids or especially winsome adults.
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    Linda CookOurQuadCities / WHBF-TV (Illinois)
    It's a whimsical, heartfelt look at community, friendship and longing. And sometimes, it's very, very funny.
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    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    Marcel’s ability to express deep feelings is sure to melt the hearts of young and old folks alike.
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