Simple, lyrical story, that is a welcome antidote to all the other noisy animated flicks that fill our screens. Another remarkable achievement from Studio Ghibli.
Nice pictures, ok story, and slow rythme. Lack of surprises maybe to be more attaching. It's a kind of zen movie.
Like a poem with no words.
Sadly, I'm a hack poet with an affliction for words.
Beautiful piece of art and the perfect example, why we need a Studio Ghibli in our world. The creators did an impressive job in painting the circle of life in a sometimes encouraging, sometimes oppressing, but always powerful and lively scenery, that doesn’t use any dialogs to tell its story! Magnificent
Make sure your home is quiet of you watch at home. Loud neighbors will ruin this for you.
It's pretty much unlike any movie I've ever seen yet. Probably nothing for a rewatch , but pretty good on the first watch.
Beautiful! Soothing. Good film. Loved it.
A slow, quiet, reflective slice of beautiful animation from the tag team of Studio Ghibli and Oscar-winning Dutch director Michaël Dudok de Wit. The Red Turtle retains an essence of both parents: Ghibli's well-known inspection and celebration of small detail, plus the director's rich inward gaze and underlying acceptance of both the sweet and the bittersweet in life.
Our story tracks the fortunes of a castaway, trapped upon a remote island with enough native food to survive but nothing, save a family of crabs, for companionship. He settles and manages to make an unhappy life for himself until the arrival of a great red sea turtle leads to a sort of dreamlike reverie that lasts the rest of his days.
Lovely visual touches reinforce that sense of the ethereal, with a wide palette of shifting colors giving each scene a distinct character. We innately understand the passage of time through such subtle changes, almost as much as we see it upon the bodies of our small cast. It could be called artsy - the slow pace and complete lack of dialog would be enough to merit that backhanded description - so if that variety of film turns you off, look elsewhere. There's an ongoing storyline, but it's rather limited and sluggish. The real riches lie in the expert craftsmanship and the warm, almost fable-like, sense of fulfillment in what life is willing to give us.
Animated film without any dialogue. Only short but fantastic.
If your mind is full of anger to someone or something...watch this movie... then you will become calm... 100%
I can accept if art focuses on specific concepts and ideas, but then I expect it to surpass general standards in some regard. But the only special about Red Turtle is its minimalism. Not good enough.
This is a nominee for Oscar's Best Animated Feature, and as much as I have loved Studio Ghibli, I miss the story telling of Miyazaki. His films glided through reality and imagination as a fluid existence, and although this film anthropormorphizes nature, I was struggling to find the synthesized reality - was it dream, was it madness, was it dying, was it a spiritual place of harmony? On one hand there wasn't enough substance to bridge us to a suspended reality, on the other, the barriers to transition was too impenetrable. I miss the whimsy, or imaginative playfulness that once ushered us from one reality to another, or, transported us to dwell in an amalgam. On the upside, the animation was georgeous. My favourite characters were the crabs. I can only give it a 7 (good) out of 10, and I think the legacy of Ghibli got the nomination, not this particular production.
Superb sound design, so glad i got to see it in the movie theater.