Pinocchio

critic Reviews

, 83% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Sticking closely to Carlo Collodi's original story, Matteo Garrone's Pinocchio pulls every string to create a visually stunning film that proves some tales really are timeless.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Gary GoldsteinLos Angeles Times
    For all its flaws and missteps (more nose growing antics, please), the movie gets under your skin and holds interest...
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Joseph WalshTime Out
    The result is a bizarre fairytale extravaganza, and Garonne should be credited for the thoughtful way he has brought his vision to life.
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    John BleasdaleSight & Sound
    A beautiful and cleverly crafted piece which manages to be a faithful return to Collodi's original tale and very much the director's own take.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    This movie should not be bad.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Right from the start, Garrone's Pinocchio seems like a real boy, which makes it even more disturbing, and delightful, when the wood becomes flesh.
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    Josh KupeckiAustin Chronicle
    Pinocchio's ultimate transformation from puppet to human boy lacks much of the transcendence inherent in the parable, and thus the film never moves beyond its wooden machinations.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Asia FreyLagniappe (Mobile, AL)
    If you are a fan of the rich, detailed, almost grimy world of directors like Terry Gilliam ("Monty Python"), then the vision of Italian director Matteo Garrone is right up your alley.
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    Pablo O. ScholzClarín
    Who is this version of Carlo Collodi's classic for? [Full review in Spanish]
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    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    An exceptionally handsome work, lovingly detailed in its sets and costumes and fanciful make-up work... But it's not very lively.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Eddie Harrisonfilm-authority.com
    Pinocchio may not be a real boy, but this is a real film, glowingly shot on Tuscan locations and offering a traditional, literate folk-tale feel with no strings attached...
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