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"Shi's film [Turning Red] uses the onset of Mei's magical puberty, sensitively and playfully, as a catalyst for cringe comedy. It works as beautifully as it does because the film's comedy has been machined with Swiss precision, and all of its characters written with obvious love: the closest thing it has to villains are two well-meaning but fallible parents. Visual flourishes are seamlessly swiped from Japanese anime, from hand-drawn panic lines to hilarious crash-zooms, while the slapstick is poetry: weighted, inventive and rhythmically perfect."
-- Robbie Collin


Source:
Collin, Robbie. "Pixar tackles a taboo with charm, sensitivity and lots of laughs." Review of Turning Red. Daily Telegraph (UK), March 8, 2022.