Porco Rosso

(Kurenai no Buta)

[Porco Rosso]
It is the 1930s, and flying boats and seaplanes rule the skies over the Adriatic sea. As fascism marches across Italy, one aviator stands out, independently forging his own path in the candy-apple red fighter plane he pilots. A man with a cursed face and a heart of gold, he is nicknamed Porco Rosso - the Crimson Pig.

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 90
Number of Review Sites: 10

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"...quite possibly the most easy to like, and relaxing to watch, Ghibli film there is."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - exemplary

"Hayao Miyazaki loves flight, and after seeing this movie, you might develop a love affair with the sky as well. "
Anime News Network (Carlo Santos) - A-

"Excellent stuff."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - A

"While Porco Rosso did provide a pleasurable viewing experience, I was not too keen on its somewhat loose storytelling approach."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 stars (out of 5)

"Funny, pleasant on the eyes, sweet in a way different from any other Ghibli film, Porco Rosso is a celebration of Miyazaki's greatest loves ..."
DVD Talk (Chris Tribbey) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)

"Why bother releasing classic movies if they're going to be treated this sloppily?"
IGN (Sergio Non) - 8 (out of 10)

"It's more an excuse for a rapturous visual investigation of one of the director's favorite subjects—flight—than an adventure in Miyazaki's usual sense."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - A-

"Porco Rosso could be the most underrated Miyazaki-directed anime so far. "
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Raphael See) - 5 stars (out of 5)

"A definite escapist work with a simple story, it's fun to watch and there are some humourous bits tossed in..."
The Anime Cafe (Akio Nagatomi, Jane Nagatomi) - 4 stars (out of 5)

"…fun, refreshing, light-hearted, and yet delving into deep issues of the heart that cannot be explained away easily."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A