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

Pinocchio (2019) / Reviews

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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