TELESCOPE beta Find international film

Advanced Options

The Red Turtle(La tortue rouge)

A silent film about a castaway who finds himself shipwrecked on a small tropical island that is populated by exotic birds, fish, and a magical red turtle. After a series of foiled attempts to leave the island, the castaway discovers that he must engage with the island and its infinite mysteries.
X

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

Be the first to comment about this film.

WHAT ARE CRITICS SAYING?

100

IndieWire by Eric Kohn

This is a quiet little masterpiece of images, each one rich with meaning, that collectively speak to a universal process.
70

The Hollywood Reporter by Jordan Mintzer

While the plot can sometimes feel too lightweight for feature length, with a score by composer Laurent Perez del Mar (Now or Never) that tends to overdo it on the gushy side, The Red Turtle benefits from the beautiful animation work of Dudok de Wit and his team.
91

The A.V. Club by Noel Murray

The Red Turtle nevertheless remains throughout a simple, gripping story of survival, deriving its sense of adventure from the most basic plot imaginable: Here’s a human being, stranded in a strange place, using his strength, intelligence, and courage to forge some kind of a life for himself.
100

Variety by Peter Debruge

Michael Dudok de Wit’s hypnotizing, entirely dialogue-free The Red Turtle is a fable so simple, so pure, it feels as if it has existed for hundreds of years, like a brilliant shard of sea glass rendered smooth and elegant through generations of retelling.
80

The Telegraph by Robbie Collin

Though there isn’t a single word of dialogue in the film’s 80-minute running time, the big questions it asks, about ambition, acceptance and the beauty of companionship, ring loud in every heart-melting frame.
83

The Film Stage by Rory O'Connor

Despite there being no dialogue and very few characters, the film consistently celebrates the excitement of exploration and invention while also keeping the audience aware of the man’s growing frustrations.

USERS WHO LIKED THIS FILM ALSO LIKED

 movie from 2014: When Marnie Was There

When Marnie Was There
(思い出のマーニー)

Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.

Play Trailer Add to watchlist
X