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Coco (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Coco's rich visual pleasures are matched by a thoughtful narrative that takes a family-friendly -- and deeply affecting -- approach to questions of culture, family, life, and death.

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Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

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Cast

Benjamin Bratt
as Ernesto de la Cruz
Alanna Ubach
as Mamá Imelda
Renée Victor
as Abuelita
Edward James Olmos
as Chicharrón
Alfonso Arau
as Papa Julio
Herbert Siguenza
as Tio Oscar/Tio Felipe
Lombardo Boyar
as Plaza Mariachi/Gustavo
Selene Luna
as Tia Rosita
Carla Medina
as Departures Agent
Dyana Ortelli
as Tia Victoria
Luis Valdez
as Tio Berto/Don Hidalgo
Salvador Reyes
as Security Guard
Cheech Marin
as Corrrections Officer
Octavio Solis
as Arrivals Agent
John Ratzenberger
as Juan Ortodoncia
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Critic Reviews for Coco

All Critics (336) | Top Critics (51)

At worst it suggests that the brains trust at Pixar, after 22 years of peerless output (Toy Story was 1995), is finally eating itself. At best, well, it's a superbly polished, technically flawless family film that makes you cry. And this is bad how?

January 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Funny, irreverent and eye-popping. It will also make you want to cry at least once but possibly as many as three times.

January 19, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This is a charming and very memorable film.

January 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

... Coco is another triumph for Pixar...

January 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Not top-tier Pixar. But decent enough.

January 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Every plot point and thematic implication slots into place, but the pleasures of Coco are above all visual. I don't think I've ever seen a computer-animated film so rich in detail, or so dedicated to recreating complex and beautiful lighting schemes.

December 29, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Coco

This may actually be PIxar's least funny film, but that's beside the point. It actually succeeds in everything it sets out to do: tell a beautifully animated and deeply touching story while paying respect to a fascinating Mexican tradition. The visuals are breath-taking and the story so sweet, you have to admire that the film somewhat holds back on the usual slapstick and sticks to its very humane message. Adorable and a feast for all senses!

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

With a silly slapstick humor and pedestrian jokes that scream Disney much more than Pixar, Coco may look stunning but is a disappointment, resorting to too many clichés and predictable twists that you can see from miles away while never managing to even justify its title.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

People can be very sentimental when it comes to Pixar's early work, especially when comparing it to their recent stuff, but I'm not, which is why I can say confidently that Coco is the best movie Pixar has ever made. The animation and colors are beautiful, the exploration of culture is done well, and the narrative of death in a kid's movie is handled perfectly. Above all of that, however, is this film's incredibly creative and well thought out story. It's funny, clever, and equally as immersive as the visual spectacle that this film is.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer

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