Strange World

critic Reviews

, 74% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Strange World is a Disney milestone in terms of representation -- but as a storytelling experience, this dazzlingly animated adventure offers little audiences haven't already seen.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    John WilmesChicago Reader
    Everyone is delightfully lost in a softly Lovecraftian Osmosis Jones labyrinth with climate change overtones and lovely faceless critters everywhere, trying to pantomime meaning to these stumbling humans.
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    Strong familial conflict, magical adventures and timely social messaging make this animated feature a bit deeper than most. If Strange World can find its audience, those viewers will be pleased. Why? Because even the trees are cool!
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    Shubhra GuptaThe Indian Express
    Despite the film's rich CGI, it’s only when the humans and their conflicts, big and small, come to the forefront, that the film comes to life.
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    Kyle SmithWall Street Journal
    The director Don Hall and his co-director and screenwriter Qui Nguyen seem to have put all of their effort into gaudy backgrounds, wacky gadgets and strange ancillary monsters instead of into dramatic urgency or conflict.
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    Alison WillmoreNew York Magazine/Vulture
    So much of Strange World’s audaciousness is front-loaded into its concept, and so little of it comes through in the execution.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    Why isn’t this an out-and-out recommendation? It nearly merits that, but the tangled environmental allegory winds up being a royal headache.
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    Tori Braziermetro.co.uk
    That the movie explores the sometimes-tricky bond between fathers and sons makes it even sweeter.
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    Robert RotenLaramie Movie Scope
    This is an entertaining romp, which doesn't really make sense, but it is fun.
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    Jeffrey LylesLyles' Movie Files
    Strange World needed a certain spark that should be easy to foster with its journey to the center of the Earth vibe. Instead, it’s a flat, largely dull film hardly worth discovering.
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    David PolandHot Button
    There is a movie here… it’s just unbalanced. It’s never horrible. It’s just not the kind of adventure where the audience is fully engaged because we never really know the lay of the land until the last 20 minutes or so.
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