WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > P > ParaNorman > Reviews

ParaNorman Reviews

ParaNorman

Overview


Genre :

Animation, Comedy, Thriller

Release Date :

August 17, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Sam Fell, Chris Butler

Starring :

Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, John Goodman, Jeff Garlin, Jodelle Ferland, Tempestt Bledsoe, Elaine Stritch, Bernard Hill, Tucker Albrizzi, Alex Borstein

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : B

“..the story may be thin, but the project, a feat of stop-motion animation, is made with generous care..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
4.5 of 5

“..is an extrasensory delight for sure..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
1.5 of 4

“..humor depends on character, context and continuity, none of which is in abundant supply in "ParaNorman"..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
4 of 5

“..as creepy as it is fun, and it's plenty of both, "ParaNorman" will delight fans of old-time horror movies..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..a sly, sophisticated wit and an easy familiarity with the sort of old-school creature-features..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
3 of 4

“..a modestly charming frightfest that sings the praises of forgiveness in a way that might go over young heads, but the attempt is certainly worth the effort..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Amy Biancolli [San Francisco Chronicle]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
Reviewed by Jonathan Kiefer [Village Voice]
Reviewed by Stephanie Zacharek [NPR]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

THE DROP :

“..it isn't as powerful as the previous Lehane-inspired movies, but it has slow-building traction and three terrifically controlled performances..”
by Lisa Kennedy [Denver Post]

SOMETHING WICKED :

“..instead of remaking Bradbury's tale, a semi horror film was derived from Shakespeare's quote - and has little to do with anything except the word Wicked.....”
by James M. Tate [Cultfilmfreak Cinema]

AT THE DEVIL'S DOOR :

“.."At the Devil's Door" doesn't piece together as the eerie, semi-apocalyptic tale it's meant to become..”
by Brian Orndorf [Blu-ray.com]

BIRD PEOPLE :

“..the new storyline offers some clever moments. But the whimsy isn't enough to warrant staying the night..”
by Jordan Hoffman [NY Daily News]

HONEYMOON :

“..a steady dose of newlywed nightmare..”
by Robert Abele [LA Times]

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER :

“..you can't help but feel all the palpable joy is eliding some darker realities that would lend the copious musical performances a deeper resonance..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]

FINDING FANNY :

“..an original story that is dark, whimsical, witty and irreverent..”
by Priya Joshi [Digital Spy]

MINE GAMES :

“..Mine Games never fully embellishes the idea. Once it finally begins to throw the plot into high gear, it's too little too late. It feels like it's simply retreading old material in a new environment..”
by Patrick Cooper [Bloody Disgusting]

THE GUEST :

“..it's an effectively bloody, breakneck ride, given an extra coat of alluring gloss by the John Carpenter-influenced 1980s styling that is currently all the rage in the genre..”
by Guy Lodge [Time Out London]

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH :

“..a highly polished, carefully constructed docu-fiction hybrid..”
by John Semley [Slant Magazine]