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The Breadwinner Reviews

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September 25, 2017
The Breadwinner offers no respect or agency to real women; it's almost as if Twomey et al were consciously trying to set feminist postcolonial theory back by 20 years.
June 4, 2018
The end result... does not manage to have the impact it should. [Full review in Spanish]
November 15, 2017
Cross-dressing in the story is merely a tool for survival, but such border-crossing is inevitably rife with unintended consequences beyond narrative ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 4, 2017
The film's strongest appeal is for readers of the series and animation fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 21, 2017
One can only salute the filmmakers' ambition and seriousness of purpose, but it's hard to see who "The Breadwinner" audience is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 12, 2019
Overall, The Breadwinner is a strong debut for Twomey and a beautifully animated adaptation of Ellis' novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2019
The film's poetic aura removes and remains after it ends. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2019
The combination of such a powerful storyline, inspirational heroine and gorgeous art style will surely see an acknowledgement from the Academy and audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 6, 2019
The animation particularly in the story sequences is stunning, and I loved the music.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 27, 2018
This deceptively simple animated feature is a beautiful, tragic but hopeful drama told with inventiveness and sensitivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.2/5
August 24, 2018
Her bravery is inspiring as we wonder how people survive regimes that treat women unfairly and cruelly as a matter of ancient tradition. Jolie continues to bring us world stories that matter.
August 21, 2018
This animated film is directed by Nora Twomey and will delight adults and older children equally. It manages to be both uplifting and hopeful despite the subject matter of the film.
December 28, 2017
A major achievement for Twomey and her Kilkenny collaborators at Cartoon Saloon, The Breadwinner is worthy of a wide viewing audience.
May 24, 2018
The beautiful animation feels graceful and lived-in, never depicting an "other". The absence of any American characters speaks to commitment in showing the Afghan perspective...
May 29, 2018
In giving this children's film a grown-up storyline, Cartoon Saloon is coming of age in an assertive and fascinating way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 21, 2017
The captivating aesthetic, heroic protagonist, moments of levity and weighty themes aid in drawing in youngsters and teaching them about the hardships faced by their peers on the other side of the world.
December 14, 2017
The film is a perfect representation of what an animated film can do-showing life from a different visual perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 21, 2017
The animation for The Breadwinner is exquisite, the music finely composed and performed, and the story worth telling in a world where millions of girls still do not have access to education.
February 16, 2018
Harkening from Cartoon Saloon's earlier pursuits, Breadwinner continues the classic motif about the connective powers of storytelling.
November 30, 2017
But most importantly, they provide a window to others' experiences. And that's the first step toward empathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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