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Coco (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Coco's rich visual pleasures are matched by a thoughtful narrative that takes a family-friendly -- and deeply affecting -- approach to questions of culture, family, life, and death.

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Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

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Cast

Benjamin Bratt
as Ernesto de la Cruz
Alanna Ubach
as Mamá Imelda
Renée Victor
as Abuelita
Edward James Olmos
as Chicharrón
Alfonso Arau
as Papa Julio
Herbert Siguenza
as Tio Oscar/Tio Felipe
Lombardo Boyar
as Plaza Mariachi/Gustavo
Selene Luna
as Tia Rosita
Carla Medina
as Departures Agent
Dyana Ortelli
as Tia Victoria
Luis Valdez
as Tio Berto/Don Hidalgo
Salvador Reyes
as Security Guard
Cheech Marin
as Corrrections Officer
Octavio Solis
as Arrivals Agent
John Ratzenberger
as Juan Ortodoncia
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Critic Reviews for Coco

All Critics (354) | Top Critics (78)

An unexpectedly brilliant and dynamic story about lineage, connection, and self-discovery.

March 3, 2021 | Full Review…

In a country with an ever increasing Hispanic and Mexican population, a film like Coco should have come around a long time ago.

September 4, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

I don't think there's any question that Coco is really great.

August 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Several times I found myself sobbing without knowing exactly why only to realize why the scene had hit me so hard a few minutes later.

April 20, 2018 | Full Review…

A wonderful return to form for Pixar, who again deliver the emotional and creative goods while exploring other cultures with a genuine, tangible, love and respect.

January 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The film has a galloping rhythm, and the animation is scrupulous and ravishing, from its smallest details to its limitless landscapes.

January 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Coco

This may actually be PIxar's least funny film, but that's beside the point. It actually succeeds in everything it sets out to do: tell a beautifully animated and deeply touching story while paying respect to a fascinating Mexican tradition. The visuals are breath-taking and the story so sweet, you have to admire that the film somewhat holds back on the usual slapstick and sticks to its very humane message. Adorable and a feast for all senses!

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

With a silly slapstick humor and pedestrian jokes that scream Disney much more than Pixar, Coco may look stunning but is a disappointment, resorting to too many clichés and predictable twists that you can see from miles away while never managing to even justify its title.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

People can be very sentimental when it comes to Pixar's early work, especially when comparing it to their recent stuff, but I'm not, which is why I can say confidently that Coco is the best movie Pixar has ever made. The animation and colors are beautiful, the exploration of culture is done well, and the narrative of death in a kid's movie is handled perfectly. Above all of that, however, is this film's incredibly creative and well thought out story. It's funny, clever, and equally as immersive as the visual spectacle that this film is.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

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