Kimi to, nami ni noretara

critic Reviews

92% Fresh Tomatometer Score92%
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Carlos AguilarTheWrap
    Doesn't constitute Yuasa's top effort, but it's inviting enough to persuade audiences unfamiliar with him to dip their feet and then fully dive into the profundity of his imagination, where wonder awaits.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    The director, Masaaki Yuasa, is adept at stories and visuals where water is a major character.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    The movie's unabashed sentimentality never feels unbearable.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Charles SolomonLos Angeles Times
    "Ride Your Wave" confirms Masaaki Yuasa's place among the most interesting directors working in animation today.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Justin LoweHollywood Reporter
    The filmmakers' reliance on romantic situations throughout the midsection may have some older teens and adults rolling their eyes, but the final scenes over-deliver with a literal flood of action...
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Peter DebrugeVariety
    So nauseatingly twee at times, it can be hard to take the film seriously.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Panos KotzathanasisAsian Movie Pulse
    Masaaki Yuasa directs a film that presents life as riding a wave, filled with ups and down but also very beautiful.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kambole CampbellHyperallergic
    Despite the somewhat morbid premise, it's a comforting and serene approach to loss, Yuasa illustrating it with his usual mixture of glee and strangeness.
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    Courtney LanningArkansas Democrat-Gazette
    Ride Your Wave is an adorable movie... My complaints are few and small when compared to how fun the entire movie is.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    A great romance and a great piece of animation.
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