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By Ryan Grow, Contributor November 26, 2017
Coco, now playing in theaters, puts a fresh fresh on the typical Disney/Pixar formula and just happens to be the studio’s 19th film. Read More
By Keith Noakes, Contributor November 23, 2017
Any Pixar film automatically comes with a lot of hype and it is warranted as they have been responsible for some of the best animated films of all time. In an age of sequels and remakes, it is always nice to see an original story. Read More
By furious_iz June 1, 2018
**Beautiful, colourful and sweet**
This film has real heart, with great messages about what family can and should do for each other. Great voice acting, great songs without having the burden of exposition via song that you find in the more musical ventures by Disney. I loved that you could see genuine guitar chords being played, so often in live action films the playing of musical instruments, especially guitar are poorly faked. None of that in this animated gem.
One thing I personally loved was the depiction of Mexican culture. Although I really enjoyed _Moana_, I thought it was a little bit too much of a pastiche of multiple Pacific cultures when it should have just picked one (Maori) and stuck with it. _Coco_ celebrates Mexican culture, and depicts it well. The only thing missing for me was more Mexican cuisine.
It can get a little dark in places, so maybe be careful when watching it with the little ones, but should appeal to most of the family.
By Gimly January 19, 2018
Spectacularly colourful with a sweet, (albeit predictable) path. Certainly not a misfire from Pixar, but also did not appeal to me personally in the way that many of their other films have.
_Final rating:★★½ - Not quite for me, but I definitely get the appeal._