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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Ernest & Celestine builds a delicate and charming animated world, but you wouldn't want to live there. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    An enthralling tale of friendship that transcends biases, Ernest & Celestine offers a lovely lesson on acceptance and inclusion. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This tale of forbidden friendship between a bear and a mouse is so winning that audiences will cherish it as the classic it's sure to become. show more

  • 70
    Jordan Mintzer The Hollywood Reporter

    A delightfully old-fashioned kid’s flick with a meaningful message. show more

  • 80

    Ernest & Celestine is a tale of found family, sweetly realized and supported by clever writing and talented voice work, but it's the animation that really makes this Academy Award-nominated movie show more

  • 88

    Ernest and Celestine is the coziest movie you'll likely see all year. Every frame is suffused with a fireplace kind of warmth that, for me at least, cast an immediate spell that didn't let up. show more

  • 75
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    A mouse and a bear defy social convention to forge a friendship in this lovely, charming and Oscar-nominated French animated feature (now available dubbed into English with the voices of Forest Whitaker and other notables). show more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    It's in the way the film refuses to characterize its central friendship solely on the grounds of common isolation that becomes its most endearing quality. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    This hand-drawn French import is fresh evidence that you don’t need computers and singing princesses to make a charming animated movie. show more

  • 90
    Tasha Robinson The Dissolve

    Ernest & Celestine isn’t just cute or thrilling, though: It’s openly funny, in a wry, unpredictable way. show more

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