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The Book of Life

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Jorge R. Gutierrez

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About the Movie

This animated comedy from producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez follows the journey of Manolo, a young man who embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites and featuring a unique visual style, it’s a story that encourages us to celebrate the past and look forward to the future.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 113
  • Fresh: 93
  • Rotten: 20
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: This often beautiful and too-often moribund, if exhaustingly frenetic, feature tends to be less energetic than the dead people waltzing through it. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Oct 16, 2014

Fresh: Other aspects of the story might be conventional, but the atmospheric visuals aren't. – Tom Russo, Boston Globe, Oct 16, 2014

Fresh: Whether en ingles o en espanol, The Book of Life is a delight. In an animated universe cluttered with kung-fu pandas, ice princesses and video-game heroes, Gutierrez and del Toro have conjured up an original vision. – Laura Emerick, Chicago Sun-Times, Oct 16, 2014

Fresh: Without a doubt, it is one of 2014's best animated films; a holiday delight that exuberantly bursts at the seams with irresistible cultural pride. – Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News, Oct 17, 2014

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Customer Reviews

An Incredible Adventure

Let me be the first to say, WOW. This movie was truly incredible. I was hoping for it to be a movie about love and adventure when I ended up getting love, adventure, and a beautiful story about the loved ones that have passed. This movie(to me) was a 96/100. I am totally going to see this movie again.

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I love this movie it was amazing I will see it again on the day if the dead


I saw the movie today and it honestly so amazing, it teaches you a lesson and its just great

The Book of Life
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Released: 2014

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