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Parents need to know that ParaNorman is, above all else, a monster movie, and it will scare little kids. It's animated (stop-motion), but it's full of ghosts, corpses, zombies, and witches and is aimed toward older kids and teens.
- Sandie Angulo Chen
ParaNorman is a fun and rather sweet film which will subtly delight pop culturists and which asks some gentle questions about human nature. Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated Coraline. ParaNorman is, following ...
- comedy, fantasy, adventure, kids and family, animation
Aug 02, 2012 · From the makers of Coraline, but lacking that 2009 film’s captivatingly macabre, gentle touch, ParaNorman is an amusing but only fitfully involving animated caper about an 11-year-old boy with ...
- THR Staff
Paranorman is a smart kids movie that doesn’t pander. September 15, 2012 @ 9:06 am Puppeteer The animation is a treat even though it looks like every other spooky stop motion movie (Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Frankenweenie)
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- Chris Butler , , Sam Fell
The biggest weakness "ParaNorman" boasts also has to do with its third act twist. The movie moves along with such a relatively breezy and nonthreatening pace that certain revolutions cause legitimate shock and awe. This both enhances the plot going forward and detracts from the previous light-hearted elements.
Aug 29, 2012 · ParaNorman is Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language. Disclosure: I received 2 Tickets to ParaNorman in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.
The thing of it is, ParaNorman is pretty scary stuff for a PG movie, so you've been properly warned. This isn't some over-sanitized Disney movie. Everything from the lighting to the characters to the tense plot adds up to something you wouldn't want your six-year-old to drag you to, unless you don't mind paying for some therapy.
Aug 17, 2012 · Directed by Chris Butler, Sam Fell. With Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi. A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.
- Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 89% of critics have given the film positive reviews, with an average rating of 7.30/10 based on 183 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Beautifully animated and solidly scripted, ParaNorman will entertain (and frighten) older children while providing surprisingly thoughtful fare for ...