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Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears.
Animated Comedy - While most families will find this animated adventure/fantasy/comedy
to be appropriate for most kids, there are some dark and potentially
scary images for young kids, not to mention there is a theme of death
that, while handled sensitively, may be too heavy for the youngest
ones. That all said, the film is targeted at moviegoers of all ages,
genders, and ethnicities though it has a strong Latin flavor.
PROFANITY: None. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Fights and falls, largely comical. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinks at a party. ACTION: Chases and fights. COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, slapstick, kid and animal humor.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good In broader terms, however, The Book of Life has sufficient mainstream appeal to provide solid entertainment for parents and children.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good But instead of being gaga for ghoulishness, this Mexican fiesta of animated splendor is packed with visual delights far more sunny than sinister as they burst forth as if flung from an over-packed pinata.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average But the dizzying, intricate imagery is so beautiful, and the Latin-inspired songs catchy enough that the overall effect is often enchanting.
NY PostFull Review Average 'The Book of Life' alive with color, if not wit.
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