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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    In its small, stubborn way, the film is a love letter to traditions that have endured since cave dwellers painted the walls at Lascaux. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The Secret of Kells is a magical adventure unlike anything we've seen on screen before. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This wonderfully strange and exquisite little feature was created, especially for young children, to celebrate the book through another kind of illumination that's been falling into disuse--hand-drawn animation. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Gorgeous work, and its imagery and themes dovetail perfectly: a story about creating art, artfully created. show more

  • 80
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Kells proves that in the increasingly high-tech world of feature animation, there still can be a place for old-time tradition. show more

  • 85
    Bob Mondello NPR

    There's something kind of captivating about a film that's been painstakingly drawn to glorify the craft of illustration, and that's comfortable using retro techniques. Because after all, what else makes sense for bringing to life the gold and scarlet ornamentation in ancient manuscripts? show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Quite unlike anything I've ever seen before. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A visually overwhelming labor of love, a hand-drawn medieval adventure tale that seeks and finds cosmic connections. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie has a wide appeal, with a gap in the middle. I think it will appeal to children young enough to be untutored in boredom, and to anyone old enough to be drawn in, or to appreciate the artistry. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The Secret of Kells manages to feel simultaneously old-fashioned and mesmerizingly modern,and the slight story at its center has the emotional weight of a classic fable: A boy's wild, fantastical adventure, simply told. show more

  • October 13, 2010 rtsianbldr
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  • March 07, 2010 ericparkinson1
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    Stunning, unique, memorable and a ton of fun!

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