Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

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A walking, talking mollusk uses the power of the internet to find his long-lost family in this A24 partially animated mockumentary. Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp, expanding his 2010 short film co-written and featuring the voice of Jenny Slate (I Want You Back). More

Marcel (Slate) is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colourful existence with his grandmother Connie (Isabella Rossellini) and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.

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202289 minsUSAChiodo Brothers Productions
AdventureAnimatedComedy

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On | Reviews

Adorably cute, and unabashedly corny, Marcel is a life-lesson in a shell. Framed as a faux documentary, this is a surprisingly touching tale, ideal for all, big and small, old and young.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

To hear Rossellini deliver selfless words of love and encouragement in her rich, velvety contralto — is to witness the film’s secret weapon in action.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There is not all that much going on, even if quite a bit happens.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Although its ending is too neat and abrupt, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On still convincingly proves that bigger sometimes is better.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Marcel the Shell seamlessly marries big ideas with charm and humour (and inventive stop-motion work to boot).

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Slash Film

Slash Film

A cute, sweet, funny, imaginative tale dressed up like reality, an ode to survivors and the power of community.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Marcel The Shell With His Shoes On is one of those movies that sneaks up and surprises you with how good it is.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

The property’s core qualities remain largely intact.

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IGN

IGN

(It) suffers from an aimless plot that feels stretched too thin, but it... delivers enough heart, laughs, and innocence to forgive its shortcomings.

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Variety

Variety

Pack a hankie. But don’t miss this strange, special little film.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

At times the plot... feels a bit hackneyed, but that can be forgiven for the depth it eventually adds to the mollusc’s personality.

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