arrow
copy to clipboard

Porco Rosso

7.4
23,776
Ratings
Year
1992
Country
Japan
Director
Cast
Animation
Genre
Animation. Fantasy. Adventure | 1930s. Planes. Pirates
Synopsis
In Early 1930's era Italy, air pirates, bounty hunters and high flyers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso, a man cursed with the head of a pig after watching the spirits of the pilots killed in the last air battle he fought in rise to the heavens. He now makes a living taking jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in the air and in ... [+]
Author Review
United StatesUnited States F
Jeannette Catsoulis
The New York Times
"Miyazaki smooshes fantasy and history into a pastel-pretty yarn as irresistible as his feminism."  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
"'Porco Rosso' was initially conceived as a short film for Japan Airlines, and its roots show in its delight with aviation and the experience of flight, but also in its somewhat shapeless plot."  NEU
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Rob Mackie
The Guardian
"The animation is delightful, colourful and detailed (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Sloan Freer
Radio Times
"Miyazaki's animation is rich and imaginative with a vibrancy that will delight young and old alike. However the adult-orientated storyline isn't quite as accomplished (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  NEU
United StatesUnited States M
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
"Although the story may not be top-notch Miyazaki, there’s plenty of eye candy. The action scenes, of which there are several, are lively and will keep children engaged (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Chris Cabin
Slant
"[It] rather successfully seeks to balance familiar elements of Hollywood entertainments and Miyazaki’s own contemplative philosophies and imaginative, self-effacing personality (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
"Miyazaki never really explains why his aviator hero has been transformed into a pig (...) and the perfunctory climax fails to tie up any of the themes (...) But this is masterful storytelling in every other respect"  NEU
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
William Thomas
Empire
"It's solid Miyazaki, although he has reached greater heights both before and since (…) Rating: ★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
We encourage you to check the reviews' original sources. Intellectual property rights of these reviews belong to their authors and/or the correspondent media from which they have been extracted. If you'd like to help us to add more reviews to your favorite movies, just send us a message.
FAQs | Privacy policy / use conditions | Privacy configuration
© 2002-2020 Filmaffinity - Movieaffinity | Filmaffinity is a movie recommendation site based on the concept of Movie Soulmates.
We are an independent movie lovers club worldwide with 646.000 users + 133.000.000 ratings. Not related to any Media or Corporation.
All Rights Reserved | Movie Soulmates™ is a Registered Trademark