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We Are Little Zombies Reviews

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August 7, 2020
Little Zombies still manages to stay coherent even while spiraling through incongruent moods. That's what makes the movie so special...
August 6, 2020
An enjoyable coming-of-age music/drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 29, 2020
Nagahisa's visual and intellectual experiment is one of the most original narratives to date about about the importance of love and the need for grief to come into being.
July 29, 2020
Written and directed by Makoto Nagahisa, We Are Little Zombies is a breakout feature-length debut from someone with a clear vision, unshackled by convention or hemmed in by traditional style.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2020
We Are Little Zombies is an explosive pop-rock shriek into the void; bursting with creativity and confronting the darkest truths about life, death, and growing up in over-saturated hues.
July 21, 2020
Colourful and wildly paced, this Japanese romp assumes a child's eye view as it tackles darkly serious themes with comedy and music.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 15, 2020
It's a visual kaleidoscope anchored by a killer soundtrack. It's simply FUN.
July 15, 2020
Nagahisa's eclectic debut doesn't talk down to these kids at all; it lets them approach grief the way they want to-whether it's through starting a band or stealing a garbage truck.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 12, 2020
Nagahisa throws everything in his cinematic arsenal at the proverbial wall - and gets most of it to stick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 11, 2020
We Are Little Zombies' exploration of the mechanics of mourning, particularly the uneasy disjunct between inner and outer emotions, is layered and sincere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2020
Whatever demented game its characters are playing, Nagahisa's live-action Twitch-fest is delightful for how it lets us watch along.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 10, 2020
Nagahisa's script dares to embrace true nihilism: not selfishness, not posturing decadence, but the genuine commitment to your core that the meaningless of the world isn't a bug, it's a feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2020
A sharply observed coming-of-age satire competes with a barrage of visual gimmickry in this ambitious if highly uneven debut.
July 10, 2020
Highly stylized and based squarely in satire, We Are Little Zombies somehow manages to be a heartfelt look at what makes a family and what it means to grieve.
July 10, 2020
[WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES is] a full-throated barbaric yawp of an impressive and new major talent arriving on the cinematic scene...[delivering] a joyful movie about being isolated, forgotten, and even feeling devoid of happiness...
July 10, 2020
The sound! The color! The protagonists may be dead inside, but I have never felt more alive than after watching this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2020
From the Nintendo-inspired opening credits to the soundtrack, not to mention entire sequences, it all has the flair of an old-school game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 10, 2020
Grief and trauma hangs thick in the air these days, a fog of death, abuse, and inequality. This film isn't a how-to manual for dealing with that so much as it is a near-genius glimpse at young people making their way in a world that doesn't make sense.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
July 10, 2020
A relentless, but emotionally well-balanced character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 9, 2020
The film serves as the announcement of a truly promising talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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