"Song of the Sea" creates a magical world, one that pulls you in and leaves you, when it's over, feeling changed by the journey.
Sweet, aesthetically breathtaking ...
Moore manages this life-affirming touch without being preachy and by simply melding unusual old folktales into a new story filled with visually stunning images sure to captivate children of all ages.
Irish director Tomm Moore's animated beauty Song of the Sea tells the sort of story that makes you crave the flickering of firelight or wish for the warmth of a blanket pulled up to your chin while mom or dad reads a bedtime tale.
J. R. Jones
Irish animator Tomm Moore follows his celebrated feature debut, The Secret of Kells, with another ravishing fantasy based on Irish folklore.
A transcendent work from Ireland's Cartoon Saloon studio that's almost wasted on kids.
Enchants on every level: story, voice work, drawing and music.
The filmmakers evoke earned emotion with gentle hands. Even the monstrous antagonist is presented in such an unadorned fashion as to make it almost normal - and therefore creepier.
Suzanne Condie Lambert
You'll leave the film knowing more than you might have imagined about Irish culture, but never once feeling subjected to anything Very Special or Good for You.