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PARANORMAN is ambitious and inventive, marvelously conceived, but the bulk of its value lies within the movie's open-minded philosophy.
Movies that set themselves firmly against bullying are great, but ones that play to horror fans are even better.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
An extremely strange blend of genres and styles, ParaNorman somehow manages to pull it off...sort of.
| Original Score: 58/100
Kids who can handle the bumps should find much to love in this beautifully animated ramshackle parcel, one that's packed full of detail, humour and positive messages.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
ParaNorman is style, substance, [delicious] brains and a huge [cold dead] heart.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
ParaNorman demonstrates - as did films such as Coraline, The Corpse Bride, Wallace & Gromit and The Nightmare Before Christmas - that stop-motion animation has a texture and warmth that can't (yet!) be replicated by computer.
I still liked ParaNorman and it deserves to be seen for its wit and the work of its passionate animators.
| Original Score: B+
Bristling with energy, here's a delectable 3D film that's inventive, funny, devilishly ghoulish, loaded with splendid effects and a heartfelt story at its core
Funny, frightening, exciting and extremely thoughtful about the nature of the conflict at the core of the film, ParaNorman is a standout feature animation.
Norman (Kodi Smit-McPhee) loves zombie movies, monster movies, and all other kinds of movies about dead people, the grosser and gooier the better.
The inner horror fan is accessed via the child inside in this quirky stop-motion animation treat
| Original Score: 4/5
Like its hero, this smart, funny and beautifully animated film achieves great things by daring to be different.
Charming stop-motion lumps chase a witch
| Original Score: 2.5/4
For moviegoers who tend to look down their nose at horror films, ParaNorman offers proof positive that the genre that gets us screaming can also have real substance.
...this is truly edgy for children's fare.
It's probably a tad too scary for really small humans, but anyone from seven upwards will find ParaNorman's adventures firmly stick in their braaaiiinnns.
Paranorman proves that Laika Entertainment has some great talent, great ideas, and a bright future telling dark tales about uplifting and insightful life lessons.
Dismal, yet profound and pungent... [M]ake[s] its points in ways more sharp and brutal than other 'children's' films...
A savvy, intelligent, well-crafted animated horror comedy for kids should also appeal to adult horror fans as well.
... not so much creepy as simply unpleasant ...
| Original Score: 2/5