Pinocchio (2019)

Pinocchio (2019)

Pinocchio (2019)

Matteo Garrone, two-time BAFTA-nominated director of Dogman and Gomorra, helms this live-action take on the beloved fairytale of the walking-n-talking wooden child who dreams of being a real boy. Roberto Benigni stars as Geppetto.

2019Rating: M, Mature themes and violence125 minsItaly, France, UKItalian with English subtitles
AdventureKids & FamilyFantasyWorld Cinema
Director:
Matteo Garrone ('Tale of Tales', 'Gomorrah', 'Dogman')
Writer:
Massimo Ceccherini
Cast:
Federico IelapiRoberto BenigniMarine VacthGigi Proietti

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Pinocchio (2019) / Reviews

IndieWire

IndieWire

Occupies a peculiar limbo between the sensibility of a children’s movie and a more unsettling adult take.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A visual feast of candy-coloured circuses and breath-taking practical effects...

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

The emotional tug, despite Benigni's good work... is never really there.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Trembles with corporeal strangeness and unpredictability.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

An enchanting yet befuddling adaptation...

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

This Pinocchio is darker and more demented than you're used to.

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

Garrone’s take on the iconic children’s story is... grounded in a tough and unjust world.

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Time Out

Time Out

Weird but just slightly short of wonderful.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

For all its flaws and missteps... the movie gets under your skin.

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Decider

Decider

So visually bizarre, it might put you off your popcorn...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Brings genuine emotion to one of the most ambitious film adaptations to date of Carlo Collodi's 1883 kid classic.

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Variety

Variety

A child-friendly movie with its fair share of enchantment but curiously lacking in memorable highlights.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

In thrall to goodness and kindness, with beautiful creature creations and eccentric humour.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

Garrone renders the picaresque antics in picturesque tableaux full of elaborate set-dressing and costumery, and delivers a moving denouement.

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Independent

Independent

Moving, tender and sumptuous, but bears a sticky queasiness that some may find unbearable.

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The Australian

The Australian

A handsome, inventive and extremely satisfying version of the famous story

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The salty-sweet taste Garrone confects will perhaps be a little rich for some and the sentimental streak is certainly there. Pinocchio is a thoroughly bizarre story; Garrone makes of it a weirdly satisfying spectacle.

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