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1,355 Ratings


Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
United States, 2017
Animation, Family


The discovery of a generations-old mystery leads to a most extraordinary and surprising family reunion.

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Coco Directed by Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2018 | 2 wins including: Best Animated Film

Village Voice Film Poll

2017 | Winner: Best Animated Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2017 | Winner: Best Animated Films

National Board of Review

2017 | Winner: Best Animated Feature

It’s a movie about borders more than anything—the beauty in their porousness, the absolute pain produced when a border locks you away from your family.
June 16, 2018
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Requiring audiences to do more emotional work than they would for four live-action Oscar-bait films combined, Pixar’s Coco is a beautiful testament to the power (and pains) of family. It also deconstructs myths around fame and celebrates Mexican culture. . . . Given that most Hollywood films and TV shows set in Mexico are about drug dealers or louche spring-break romps, Coco’s tender and accurate depiction of los Estados Unidos Mexicanos is long overdue.
January 22, 2018
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To be forgotten means to lose all connection to family, and in learning this, Miguel becomes more thankful for his own family ties. His recognition engenders a longing for his living family, and this development makes Coco resemble many Disney animated classics. If the film isn’t particularly scary, it makes up for this lack of terror with a heightened sense of wonder. The land of the dead is a marvelous creation, packed with visual detail and allusions to Mexican folk art and modern painting.
November 24, 2017
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What are people saying?

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Coco

    The Day of the Dead gives Pixar the chance to embrace a new color palette and to explore death with an optimism to belatedly make up for Disney killing Bambi's mom. This decade, you can feel how Pixar's sandbox has shrunk—I have little use for most of the familiar plot beats and setpieces. But the mature ending does justice to Pixar's mission: to generate with a computer some of the most human moments of the year.

  • HenriqueA's rating of the film Coco

    It is inevitable to compare it to The Book of Life (which I througly enjoyed) but it really stands on it's own. While it is not a Pixar masterpiece and it does go through the beats with unenthusiastic aplomb, it does goes to some very fucking high emotional places. Those last 25 minutes earned these four stars and I couldn't stop crying.

  • T. J. Mesen's rating of the film Coco

    Coco's fantastic music and visuals are brought down by a simplistic and unclear narrative, void of any real conflict until half the movie has gone by. Unlike Pixar's best—filled with underlying themes and nuance, keeping the interest of both children and adults—it's straightforward and superficial, compensating this with an ending that heavily indulges on cheap emotionalism.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Coco

    A rare miss from the Disney animation machine that suffers from a lack of memorable songs and a story that feels recycled from previous Disney classics and the much better film 'The Book of Life' from their competition some time ago. That isn't to say that the animation on display here is not is.

  • ramosbarajas's rating of the film Coco

    I admit I cried (still crying tbh...) The film is gorgeous. Both visually and emotionally. The crew definitely did their research. However, there's moments in the film that fall flat and, as a mexican, leave a sour taste in my mouth. For me, as a COC (creator of color), these moments show that it's best when white filmmakers let COCs tell their own stories.

  • ig_____or's rating of the film Coco

    Leave it to Pixar to turn Alzheimer, murder, graveyards and skeletons into a colourful, sweet and heartwarming story that seems very aware and respectful of the Mexican culture and traditions. Family, Life and Death are at the core of this joyful lesson for kids and grown-ups alike. Bien hecho, muchachos! (Parabéns também à bela dobragem portuguesa.)

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Coco

    A film that not only feels genuinely compelled and immersed in Mexican customs, but one that respects the emotional complexities of Día de Muertos enough not to Americanize it. "Coco" is a lovely, textured animated film, sure to appeal to those who love Pixar's classics, yet in a different way. Though it sometimes gets too emotionally intoxicating, the third-act is handled so tremendously you likely won't care.

  • VENIMOS LOS JODIMOS Y NOS FUIMOS's rating of the film Coco

    Esta eficaz cinta animada retoma una de las tradiciones más socorridas en lo que se refiere a cómo es visto México por el cine extranjero. No faltan los pendejos que denostan al film por su visión poco apegada a la "realidad" del país, y aunque es posible encontrar buena cantidad de estereotipos, esto se compensa por el indudable trabajo de investigación de campo y el respeto con que esta manejado todo el asunto.

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