Sep 24, 2014
The frenetic scenarios should play fairly well as energizing for kids and ridiculous for adults.
Nov 18, 2011
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Oct 10, 2010
A very small amount of this would be funny. But here, there's 77 minutes of it. And that's about 76 minutes and 30 seconds too much to stomach in one sitting.
Oct 8, 2010
Bounces around with a hyperactive dementia that somehow never flags.
Oct 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.
Oct 7, 2010
A heady and utterly unapologetic roller-coaster ride into a hyper-vivid, hyperactive world created from cheap children's toys.
Oct 6, 2010
One of the year's originals -- frantic, unpredictable and very, very funny. Remove brain. See loud.
Oct 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...
Jun 18, 2010
Directors Stphane Aubier and Vincent Patar (who also provide voices) display a pleasantly warped sensibility without going for adult humor.
Mar 26, 2010
There's really very little to say about this film beyond that it's absolutely brilliant.
Mar 11, 2010
If you've ever seen anything like A Town Called Panic, you either made it yourself or you dreamed it.
Feb 19, 2010
All the silliness unfolds in a complex social structure, where good manners are expected, bad behaviour is punished and birthdays are not to be forgotten.
Feb 19, 2010
In a world lousy with computer animation and 3-D whizz-bangery -- j'accuse, James Cameron! -- it's nice to know there's still fun to be had with nothing more than plastic figures and a little imagination.
Jan 29, 2010
Made with an anarchic, anything-goes spirit, this is truly a film, not to mention a town, where you never know what's going to happen next.
Jan 28, 2010
Filmmakers Stphane Aubier and Vincent Patar kept me continually off guard, and from one second to the next I had no idea what to expect.
Jan 22, 2010
A Town Called Panic feels more like some exotic animated curiosity than a film to return to again and again.
Jan 21, 2010
It may put you in mind of silent comedies and freewheeling animators of the past like Chuck Jones.
Jan 21, 2010
Pleasing to look at, Panic intentionally resembles an amateur, stop-motion project, but one can't watch it without being amazed at the extraordinary effort involved in putting together a movie like this, a few frames at a time.
Jan 21, 2010
Stop-motion at its messiest and nuttiest.