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Big Fish & Begonia

PG-13 Released Apr 6, 2018 1h 45m Fantasy Adventure Anime List
91% Tomatometer 33 Reviews 71% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A 16-year-old girl embarks on a fantastical and dangerous adventure after transforming into a dolphin. When a boy sacrifices himself to save her, she uses magic to bring him back to life -- only to learn that this power comes at a serious price. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Big Fish & Begonia's richly rendered blend of animation styles perfectly complements its bighearted, surprisingly complex cautionary fish tale.

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Michael Leader Little White Lies More a visual marvel than a true masterpiece, but hopefully this is just the start of something new. Rated: 3/5 Apr 17, 2018 Full Review Michael Sragow Film Comment Magazine Spinning their own variations on ancient Chinese myths, these directors make a poetic plea to protect actual species-while delighting audiences with transcendent make-believe. Apr 12, 2018 Full Review Cath Clarke Guardian While the movie's kaleidoscope of striking images and distinctive characters is spellbinding, it lacks psychological depth. And the question of what the hell is going on is never far from your mind. Rated: 3/5 Apr 12, 2018 Full Review Don Shanahan Every Movie Has a Lesson The slightly ambiguous mythology is perplexing to follow and thick in allegory to a degree for sure. Yet, it’s immensely reachable with its ethereal parallels to human virtues. Rated: 4/5 Feb 16, 2024 Full Review Preston Barta Fresh Fiction Big Fish & Begonia may not be the big catch it could have been, but there's a dreamlike quality to the film that's commendable. Rated: B- Mar 30, 2019 Full Review David Hogan Anime UK News So to sum up, Big Fish & Begonia is a visual treat that has some heart and childish imagination behind it. Rated: 8/10 Feb 17, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Jhosep G There's a good storyline, and good characters we root for. Howeverz the development and the deepness that never actually leads anywhere undermine most of the good decisions developers had already made. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/26/24 Full Review CaveMan I An emotional ride, a masterpiece indeed!! & grab towel while you're watching this one, you might ended up crying ! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/14/24 Full Review Quah N No offense but I personally found the main character anoying and really st*pid it really infuriated me to watch this show- would I watch it again? No I most probably would'nt Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 10/02/22 Full Review david l Big Fish & Begonia is a Chinese epic fantasy animated movie that looks gorgeous due to stunning animation and character design. The fantastical elements are very intriguing and the film's environmental elements are so well realized. The issue here is that the core storyline is overly convoluted and at times downright confusing with way too many plot points and characters thrown into the mix, making for a muddled effect. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Definitely more eye-candy than anything, but still an elevating experience to not miss Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Very beautiful animation of the scenery and of the characters. Story is fascinating and it made me cry 😭 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A 16-year-old girl embarks on a fantastical and dangerous adventure after transforming into a dolphin. When a boy sacrifices himself to save her, she uses magic to bring him back to life -- only to learn that this power comes at a serious price.
Director
Xuan Liang, Chun Zhang
Screenwriter
Xuan Liang
Distributor
Funimation, Shout! Studios
Production Co
B&T Film, Huoerguosi Enlight Media
Rating
PG-13 (Thematic Elements|Brief Nudity)
Genre
Fantasy, Adventure, Anime
Original Language
Chinese
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 6, 2018, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jul 24, 2018
Runtime
1h 45m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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