There are no great surprises, no shocking reveals (except to the characters themselves). But there’s so much to appreciate along the way that it’s a real page-turner. show more
While the story is not as mythic or fanciful as it seeks to be, its predictability is trumped by the film's beauty. show more
For a kiddie flick, The Book of Life pushes boundaries, as the topic of death is undeniably front and center. But like Mexico’s Day of the Dead, the movie enjoyably, and successfully, mixes the macabre with the celebratory. show more
October 25, 2014 huegelc55
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The Book of Life is a wonderful movie - visually and because of the life-affirming story behind it. The graphics are stunning, but what I enjoyed the most was the message - that life is to be celebrated and that true love can conquer all. I hope to go back with my grandkids and see it with them.