Vivo

Vivo

Vivo

A monkey heads on a dangerous journey from Havana to Miami to fulfil his musical destiny in this animated adventure based on a songbook by Moana's Lin-Manuel Miranda. Oscar nominee Kirk De Micco (The Croods) directs.

2021Rating: TBC95 minsUSASony Pictures Animation
AdventureAnimatedComedyBlockbuster

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IndieWire

IndieWire

A kid-friendly musical that starts on a high note before losing its rhythm.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A pleasant enough musical that feels like a patchwork of better kids’ films...

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Variety

Variety

It’s Miranda’s Latin-centred music that gives the project much of its personality...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The joyous musical numbers and sentimental but never treacly tale at its centre are what make Vivo such a winning effort.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

In a musical about music as much as anything, it makes sense that music is the strong point... The story between the songs is thin, though...

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Independent

Independent

If the pure joy of Vivo is anything to go by, Miranda’s hardly outstayed his welcome.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Not every movie has to turn into an action film, and if the idea is you have to keep the kiddies entertained, hey, maybe trust them a little more. They can probably handle a tender musical-comedy-drama just fine without it.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Lin-Manuel Miranda's rapping kinkajou movie could use a little less rapping kinkajou.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Despite the script’s efforts to turn the plot into a pacey race against time, it’s not the most gripping narrative.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

How can anybody possibly resist Lin-Manuel Miranda as a kinkajou with a tiny hat?

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The New York Times

The New York Times

(Vivo) may have an uneven story, but the movie’s stellar songs, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, reflect the artist at his best.

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Paste

Paste

Part adventure, part wistful romance...Vivo is enjoyable and familiar.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Totally worth a lazy summer afternoon sprawled in front of your TV...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Vivo takes off with a cute kinkajou, some good music and some interesting visuals, but ultimately doesn’t stick the landing.

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Stuff

Stuff

(Miranda lifts) what might otherwise have been a fairly forgettable animated adventure.

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Daily Mail

Daily Mail

It's appealingly family-friendly, with good tunes...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

What begins in lively and vibrant fashion as the title would suggest gets bogged down in a literal and figurative swamp

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New York Post

New York Post

Vivo is a heartfelt piece with catchy songs... Sure it could do with a touch more depth, but in the kids movie genre, you could do a lot worse.

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