Christopher Robin

G
2018
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104 mins
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Winnie-the-Pooh revisits his old pal Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), now an overworked family man, and helps him to rediscover the... More

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Christopher Robin | Ratings & Reviews

"Christopher Robin contains a melancholic image of Winnie-the-Pooh standing alone at the head of a dirty and dilapidated outdoor dinner table, with no friends and no company. It evokes the macabre 1985 headtrip Return to Oz, which follows a catatonic and ECT-treated Dorothy Gale to a crumbling yellow brick road and the remnants of a destroyed Emerald City. Oz is a film about childhood ruined by the pernicious forces of adulthood, an idea Christopher Robin chips away at from a different, hopeful perspective – proposing that the purity of our formative years can restore the moral and creative equilibrium of a cruel grown-up world."

Flicks, Luke BuckmasterFlicks

"Only a grown man who has retained his boyish charm could look believable on this surreal quest to reconnect with his childhood soft toys. Ewan McGregor carries it off admirably in this Disney fantasy centred on a grown up Christopher Robin, manager in a failing London luggage company."

Flicks, Lyn PotterFlicks

"The movie basically ingratiates itself with kids by scolding adults for losing track of what’s important, and yet, both in the 1930s and today, a responsible father doesn’t really have the option of quitting his job."

VarietyVariety

"A well-played political message about economic equality responsibly caps off the fable, but Pooh's luxurious yet outdated philosophy about "doing nothing to achieve something" sticks out like a heffalump in the room."

Time OutTime Out

"Once Christopher Robin softens its insufferable, needlessly cynical conception of the title character, it offers more or less what a Pooh reboot should: a lot of nostalgia, a bit of humour and tactile computer animation."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"It might well get under the skin of a few Mums and – especially – Dads. But the nippers sitting next to them are more likely to be crying with boredom than ennui."

StuffStuff

"...while it provides lashings of thought-provoking adult drama, I'm still unsure just how suitable it is for kids."

StuffStuff

"Every time things start to get goopy, we get silent-comedy slapstick like Pooh destroying the Robins’ household."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Mostly it's all just a bit too easy."

NPRNPR

"This Bear of Very Little Brain and friends are rendered with a gently accessible old-school childish delight and make for a great school holiday watch."

NewshubNewshub

"The lessons Christopher must learn - don't work too hard, hold your most cherished memories close, love your family and friends above all else - are nothing if not obvious. And, much like Pooh himself, always worth revisiting."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Christopher's lengthy two-hander scenes with Pooh quickly wear out their welcome; what at first is agreeably amusing shortly becomes grating, then just tedious."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Everyone’s trying hard, but they can’t quite live up to the particularly gentle, warm tone of Pooh himself."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Christopher Robin | Details

Rating
G, Very mild themes
Runtime
104
Genre
Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
Country of origin
USA