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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]

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LATEST REVIEWS

THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

BLUEBIRD :

“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]

THE LAZARUS EFFECT :

“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]