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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)

A more realistic adaptation that still stays true to the story's heart

Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.7

movie

United States of America
English, Italian
Character-driven, Easy, Emotional
2022
Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson
Ariana Molkara, Benjamin Valic, Burn Gorman
117 min

Synopsis

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During the rise of fascism in Mussolini's Italy, a wooden boy brought magically to life struggles to live up to his father's expectations.

Our Take

7.7
The Staff

I think it’s safe to say you’ve never seen a Pinocchio adaptation quite like Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. It still largely stays true to the source material, which is to stay it’s still about a father grappling with the loss of his son and a boy figuring out where he figures in the world. But the movie departs from it in significant ways too. Instead of a fairy tale setting, for instance, this Pinocchio has 1930s fascist Italy as its background, lending the film a realism and historicism that weren’t there before.

Stars Ewan McGregor, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, and newcomer Gregory Mann lend their voice in this tender and stellar stop-motion animated movie.

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