Does the perfect movie exist? Suzume is available in theaters around the world. The story of Makoto Shinkai has hit the box office this weekend and, as rarely happens, both the specialized critics and the public have given the film an excellent rating in Rotten Tomatoes.
In case you wonder, Rotten Tomatoes Here’s how it works: movie critics – in this case, those who have already seen Suzume – have two parameters to evaluate their reviews. If it is a positive review, the reviewer delivers a fresh tomato; otherwise, a rotten tomato is assigned. This is done with all the reviews, and from the results, there is a final percentage of “freshness” on the Tomatometer.
We can say, roughly, that Rotten Tomatoes offers a consensus on critics’ reviews and not just an opinion on whether the movie is good or bad. The good thing is that the Tomatometer has separate scores for the press and the common viewer.
As it is, Suzume in Rotten Tomatoes it obtained a 96% freshness in the Tomatometer (specialized press) and 98% approval from the audience with more than 500 evaluations. We are simply facing a work of art that has convinced thousands of people all over the world.
SUZUME | Press reviews
Let’s take a look at the top reviews available in case you still can’t bring yourself to see the movie:
“Visually striking and emotionally moving, Suzume manages to combine hilarity and angst in her intensified and therapeutic narrative, if a little unwieldy” – Empire Review.
“It is an absorbing, intriguing and mystifying work: often spectacular and beautiful, like a science fiction film about supernatural disasters or an essay on nature and politics, but full of distinctive elements of whimsical and whimsical comedy” – The Guardian.
“A fascinating and frustrating film” – New York Times.
“Suzume is perhaps Shinkai’s most hauntingly beautiful work to date, while still being terrifyingly bizarre” – Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s an optimistic story at heart, in which not even Suzume’s own childhood experience of pain…is beyond the reach of healing” – Los Angeles Times.
“Sometimes a bit too precious for its own good, the film nonetheless has boundless ambition and the courage to place weighty themes at the heart of a children’s film” – Times.
Listen Dale Play on Spotify. Follow the program every Monday on our available audio platforms.