Perhaps the bleakest and yet most moving animated film I have ever seen. The animation is simple but perfect, and the story is mature and involving. the uneasyness, impotence and sadness stays with you long after the credits have rolled.
Fuck this movie, fuck you, fuck the people who made this movie, fuck dogs, fuck the ending, fuck the way the animation is so fucking spot-on, so natural...this is like the Grave of the Fireflies of movies where dogs blow a dude's head off.
Narration solutions that evoke "Psycho" with plot device that foreshadows "Thelma & Louise", it is a bittersweet tale with sweetness being something to hold onto even if it's out of reach throughout the whole time. Beautiful late fall imagery, shocking sights of gory deaths and devastating feel of main protagonist's longing are here to leave the taste of bleak existentialism and sorrow for quite some time.
Here is presented the brutal potential of animation. The Disney/Dreamworks/studio field may feel lopsided, but you can hang your hat on works like this and know the feature form is capable of transcending the commercial reality in which it rests.
Devastating. From the same folks that brought A Watership Down to screen, a film that terrified children and left Donnie Darko unimpressed. Here is a much darker and serious film, one that has us follow two normal dogs struggle to survive the outside world beyond the animal testing facility they had both escaped. The journey is both touching and tragic; one in which peace and freedom are lastly found only in death.
Bouleversant et vivant. Des moments forts, intenses si beau et en même temps si cruels. Martin Rosen aborde ce sujet parfaitement, par un bel animé sensible et un scénario bien ficelé. Superbe, engagé et dénonciateur! Un fin sublimé par un nuage d'espoir