A Town Called Panic (Panique au village) Reviews

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August 5, 2019
Aubier and Patar aren't trying to make any profound statements about life or create any existential conundrums, they're just looking to entertain, and in A Town Called Panic, they have found a gloriously wacky avenue to do just that.
February 13, 2019
This is film is so hard to describe but it's just absurdist and ridiculous and...funny.
November 5, 2018
A Town Called Panic's frenetic pace and bizarre set pieces are truly refreshing and a joy to behold.
May 18, 2018
Bizarre and sophisticated enough for adults and children, A Town Called Panic makes you want to live in an upside-down house occupied by a horse.
September 24, 2014
The frenetic scenarios should play fairly well as energizing for kids and ridiculous for adults.
June 7, 2012
Stop-motion comedy adventure with subtitles, a few curses.
April 20, 2011
Anyone who has spent anytime around kids will know exactly what Aubier and Patar are trying to achieve.
October 11, 2010
Chaotic, warped and impervious to logic a total treasure just waiting to be discovered.
October 8, 2010
Bounces around with a hyperactive dementia that somehow never flags.
October 8, 2010
October 7, 2010
Studded with surreal and unexpectedly tender touches (kamikaze cows, an elegantly lovestruck horse), this is plastic and fantastic.
October 7, 2010
Like a very lo-fi Toy Story with the vibe of a live-action Terry Gilliam cartoon and the addled craziness of SpongeBob SquarePants; it's funny for adults and children alike in a refreshing, barking mad sort of way.
October 7, 2010
A heady and utterly unapologetic roller-coaster ride into a hyper-vivid, hyperactive world created from cheap children's toys.
October 6, 2010
One of the year's originals -- frantic, unpredictable and very, very funny. Remove brain. See loud.
October 6, 2010
If someone laced Wallace and Gromit's stockpile of West Country cheeses with hallucinogens, they might start to show some of the free-associative abandon of the characters in this trippy debut feature...
October 6, 2010
The action sometimes overrides the subtitles, but children of all ages could well be mesmerised just trying to keep up with the accident-prone story of Cowboy, Indian and Horse.
October 5, 2010
a truly postmodern concoction, where, along with the village's properties, narrative norms are deconstructed brick by brick, as free associations and visual gags come thick and fast, offering a surreal jaunt through toy town.
September 2, 2010
This is just silly fun, a bunch of plastic people that seem at times, shockingly, to have quite a bit of character depth and nuance. Mostly, however, it's gag after gag, and does run out of steam towards the end.
August 11, 2010
The world of stop-motion animation is full of creative humor but I've never seen anything as whimsically absurd and hilariously ridiculous (this) animated toybox comedy...
June 29, 2010
Loopy, chaotic and often very funny, though even at a mere 75 minutes it feels a mite overlong.
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