100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This tale of forbidden friendship between a bear and a mouse is so winning that audiences will cherish it as the classic it's sure to become.
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100

Village Voice

By Chuck Wilson
Ernest & Celestine -- a contender for this year's best animated film Oscar -- is pure delight.
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90

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
Mostly, Ernest & Celestine is an ode to the happiness that comes from being with those different from us.
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90

The Dissolve

By Tasha Robinson
Ernest & Celestine isn’t just cute or thrilling, though: It’s openly funny, in a wry, unpredictable way.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An enthralling tale of friendship that transcends biases, Ernest & Celestine offers a lovely lesson on acceptance and inclusion.
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88

RogerEbert.com

Ernest and Celestine is the coziest movie you'll likely see all year. Every frame is suffused with a fireplace kind of warmth that, for me at least, cast an immediate spell that didn't let up.
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83

The A.V. Club

By Mike D'Angelo
Once upon a time, a movie like this would have seemed a minor pleasure, enjoyable, but unremarkable. Today, it looks more like a treasure.
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80

NPR

Ernest & Celestine is a tale of found family, sweetly realized and supported by clever writing and talented voice work, but it's the animation that really makes this Academy Award-nominated movie
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
A magically understated mash-up, Ernest & Celestine has a comforting storybook effect and proves a refreshing departure in an age of high-tech, hyperkinetic animation set to soaring pop ballads, as entertaining as they can be.
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80

Variety

By Leslie Felperin
A charming animated feature.
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86 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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