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  • Summary: Christmas. Snow is turning Tokyo into a white city. Somewhere in Shinjuku, there are three energetic homeless people: Gin (an alcoholic), Hana (an ex-drag queen) and Miyuki (a runaway girl). The holy night is about to witness a memorable encounter as they discover an abandoned baby girl inChristmas. Snow is turning Tokyo into a white city. Somewhere in Shinjuku, there are three energetic homeless people: Gin (an alcoholic), Hana (an ex-drag queen) and Miyuki (a runaway girl). The holy night is about to witness a memorable encounter as they discover an abandoned baby girl in a pile of garbage bags. (Sony) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
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  1. 91
    This is a first-class film that will appeal to anyone who wants to see a plausible, witty, absorbing human story told well -- indeed, told gorgeously.
  2. A spellbinding piece of Japanese anime from one of the form's new masters, director-writer Satoshi Kon.
  3. A singularly strange and affecting comedy.
  4. 75
    An animated film both harrowing and heartwarming, about a story that will never, ever, be remade by Disney.
  5. 75
    Ends in magnificent fashion, with skyscrapers bowing to Beethoven's Ninth. It's a stirring ending to a sweet movie.
  6. 70
    A welcome exercise in anime weirdness.
  7. 50
    Features phenomenally beautiful background animation and complex characterizations, and offers glimpses of a poverty-stricken Tokyo underclass that's rarely featured -- let alone portrayed sympathetically -- in mainstream Japanese films.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 22, 2014
    10
    Being a story of love, human kindness, and friendship; Tokyo Godfathers seamlessly integrates its themes within a loving, emotional, andBeing a story of love, human kindness, and friendship; Tokyo Godfathers seamlessly integrates its themes within a loving, emotional, and spirited Christmas tale. Expand
  2. JeffT.
    Jun 3, 2006
    10
    Half these critics don't know squat. One of the best movies in recent years that's not just extremely entertaining... it also stays Half these critics don't know squat. One of the best movies in recent years that's not just extremely entertaining... it also stays with you. You owe it to yourself to watch it. Expand
  3. Dec 31, 2014
    9
    "Tokyo godfathers" tells you a better story about family, love, people and life in 1h 32 than all of the movie on these subject made by"Tokyo godfathers" tells you a better story about family, love, people and life in 1h 32 than all of the movie on these subject made by DreamWorks Animation, 20th century Fox and Universal put together, for a 100th of what one of their movie costs.
    It's simple, the first time I saw that film, I left the theater and felt much lighter than I was when I stepped in.
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