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The Book of Life [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2014]-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3317 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    visually stunning,beautiful back drops.

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    bluraylover23
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    At first the marionette style characters take a little getting use to,but after awhile you wont even notice them.The costumes are bright and colorful, and very detailed.And when the curtain is finally pulled back to reveal the underworld it is some of the most beautiful backdrops i have ever seen animated or otherwise.The story follows the lives of 3 friends from childhood to adulthood,and how their lives get affected buy two spirits who guard the underworld.It deals with several issues from out growing the shadow of your parents and finding your own identity, love,and even death.For the most part the characters are very enjoyable with the exception of one or two.overall the film has a fresh new look to it.And although it may not instantly become one of your must watch Blu-rays,i definitely feel it has a place in your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great visuals, story a little fast paced.

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    Ryan
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    This movie looks awesome! I got it because I wanted to test out the 3-D feature on my new TV, and the 3-D honestly looked better than you'd expect even in a movie theater. I did notice though that I had to be looking at the TV pretty straight on for the 3-D to work properly, or else it got a little blurry. As far as the story of the movie and all that, it was entertaining but a little fast paced for me and hard to keep up with. But still a pretty fun movie with even some fun songs! I thought Channing Tatum's Mexican accent was pretty terrible, but otherwise a decent enough movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good movie but...

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    TexasToast
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    This is a good movie but be forewarned that it does deal with a Mexican cartoon character dying and going to a Mexican afterlife that resembled a Mexican version of a Rio Carnival Festival Parade. That part was strange to me. It also had some characters that represented "The dark side of the afterlife". If you have any questions or reservations regarding this movie, I would highly suggest one do some research online prior to purchasing it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good but not quite there

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    mattywestside
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    I purchased this movie because a reviewer said "the best animation i have seen in a decade"... FALSE! In my opinion Kung Fu Panda is still the reference for animation and the quality of the animation doesnt come close. Now that i got that out of my system it was a fun movie to watch with my wife and daughter and everyone enjoyed it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool Character Designs

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    TXDad31
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    This was purchased for my kids, but it’s watchable for adults. I find the art direction of this film to be pretty cool. If you can get it for $10 or less. You and your family will enjoy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    An interesting premise but somehow lacking.

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    Munkey72
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    The movie had an interesting premise and excellent visuals/production, but somehow failed to captivate. There was just that intangible something missing that might have elevated it from merely good to great. Still worth seeing if you're a fan of animation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Movie was ok - my 5 year old wasn't really into it

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    SILW
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    This movie was ok overall, my daughter wasn't too thrill after it was over. It's not a movie where she'll watch it over and over. Got a great deal on the blu ray combo that's why I bought it. Glad I waited to watch on DVD instead of seeing it at the theater.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OOPS!

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    wilmeister
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    I should have researched this movie better before buying. I could not get past the first 5 minutes of it. The movie quality is great and the DVD arrived in excellent condition. I'm just not into this storyline very much.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie But....

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    Momof4
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    We love this movie and were looking for it on dvd, I bought it and it only comes in a wide screen! WTH is up with all movies now only coming in widescreen. Its frustrating for children with small play room tvs!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good movie for my kids

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    fieldsm1
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    I watched the movie a few times with my 5 year old daughter. Personally, I think there are better kids movies out there, but my daughter really liked the movie and has watched it several times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cute, but I was expecting a little more.

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    Vikk
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    This flick was cute, but I was expecting a little more. I loved the wonderful colors and kid friendly story, but there was something missing. Overall, I think it's worth watching at least once to judge for yourself.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok, not great

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    BSoares
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    I bought this movie because of a sale and it's animated, I usually like those. I can't even remember if I finished this one, I was quite bored. Even my kid was not too concentrated on this movie while it played.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just ok

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    sousvide123
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    The subject matter was a little mature and kind of advanced for a 3/4 year old. He didn't engage with this one as much either. May be good for older.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    cute, but...

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    GuyWhoBoughtStuff
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    The story was cute and did have enjoyable bits, but I found the art and the use of current pop songs to be offputting. I won't be watching it again and would return it if I could.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Typical Cartoon

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    alachick
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    I got this DVD for a deal at $1.99. The visuals/colors are great. The storyline predictable. But good for kids for the moral of the story and cultural aspect of the story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully animated

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    killersfan123
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    The co-opting of Mexican lore provides a sturdy spine for the super-saturated animation. Though the plot is ultimately predictable, the movie does entertain the kiddos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's definitely different.

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    TonyTree
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    Okay. It's entertaining, but not as good as Toy Story, Monster Inc., or Frozen. It's not even in the same league, really. Nonetheless, still enjoyable to watch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok movie for kids.

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    Mistercasasola
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    I purchased this movie due to the positive reviews I read but in my opinion, it was not that great. the story is very predictable, happy ending, and all that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    New movie

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    HawaiianByron
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    I have been wanting to watch this movie for a while I is not available on Netflix or Amazon or Amazon prime It was on sale and the price was right

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool Art Style but Stereotypical Use

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    31FilmTalk
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    Beautiful looking film. Sadly it has a cliche story and a stereotypical use of Hispanic culture in its representation.

    I would recommend this to a friend