Tatsumi

Tatsumi

A tribute to an artist who sought to make comics cinematic, Eric Khoo's animated feature TATSUMI brings the manga legend classic stories to the big screen for the first time. 3.2 out of 5 based on 12 reviews
Tatsumi

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Certificate
Genre Biography, Drama
Director Eric Khoo
Cast Yoshihiro Tatsumi Tetsuya Bessho
Studio Soda Pictures
Release Date January 2012
Running Time 94 mins
 

A tribute to an artist who sought to make comics cinematic, Eric Khoo's animated feature TATSUMI brings the manga legend classic stories to the big screen for the first time.

Reviews

The Financial Times

Nigel Andrews

Loose in shape, but alluring in style and storytelling.

12/01/2012

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Empire Magazine

David Hughes

A eye-popping visual treat and a journey into the creative spirit.

09/01/2012

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Total Film

Kevin Har;ey

Khoo combines fearless narrative with scenes from Tatsumi’s graphic autobiography, anchoring the howls of alienation of post-war Japanese life and adding a sweetening lyricism that swoons towards a very moving conclusion.

03/01/2012

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Screen

Fionnuala Halligan

What comes across most powerfully from Tatsumi’s stories is a sense of abasement and alienation in a destroyed, often post-apocalyptic landscape ... And they’re cinematic, despite being so rooted in the manga aesthetic.

18/05/2011

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Time Out

Trevor Johnston

Unusual and intriguing.

09/01/2012

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The Evening Standard

The Evening Standard

If his hard-working life was not all that eventful, Tatsumi's stories were often bleak, and about as far from Disney as you could possibly get.

13/01/2012

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

The slightly slushy tone of celebration rather obtusely fails to engage with the nihilist, pessimist nature of Tatsumi's work.

12/01/2012

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

The first of the five stories, "Hell", is the most striking ... Some are quite tantalising, breaking off just as they start to intrigue, but they are all of a piece in training an amused and jaundiced eye on the human comedy.

13/01/2012

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The Scotsman

Alistair Harkness

Deserves some credit for originality.

12/01/2012

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The Observer

Philip French

The film artfully combines, though sometimes rather confusingly, scenes from Tatsumi's life story as told in his graphic autobiography.

15/01/2012

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

The film is a good advert for Tatsumi’s work, but not a significant extension of it.

15/01/2012

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The Times

Wendy Ide

The somewhat striking animation notwithstanding, much of Tatsumi is unremittingly bleak.

13/01/2012

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