"The mind's imagery comes alive onscreen in a way life-action could never do. The whole film represents an astonishing feat..."
Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt (01/16/2009)
"[R]emarkable and poignant....MARY AND MAX's jauntiness fades into a sadness that culminates on a note of self-acceptance -- and a great gratitude for the sustaining, redemptive power of friendship."
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Thomas (09/25/2009)
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a platform for deliciously dark wit, beautifully crafted 'toonery and fine voice work, particularly from Philip Seymour Hoffman..."
Total Film - Neil Smith (10/19/2010)
4 stars out of 5 -- "Tackling such un-animation topics as loneliness, body image, alcoholism, suicide and Asperger's syndrome, it's quirky, compassionate and slightly seedily sweet."
Empire - Total Film Staff (10/22/2010)
"Elliot draws comedy from grimness in the same way that Solondz does....Even at its darkest moments his film is suffused with a mordant comedy."
Sight and Sound - Sight and Sound Critic (11/01/2010)
3 stars out of 5 -- "Hoffman's work is sublime."
Uncut - Damien Love (03/01/2011)