Klaus

2019

Klaus

Critics Consensus

Beautiful hand-drawn animation and a humorous, heartwarming narrative make Klaus an instant candidate for holiday classic status.

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When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy's worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and discovers Klaus (Oscar winner J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care.

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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (33) | Rotten (4)

  • Though there are some narrative blips in Klaus born out of a premise that is maybe just a little too complex for a 97-minute film, the movie is absolutely beautiful.

    Nov 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • None of the characters in Klaus are as delightful as they are well-drawn, and Pablos' film never earns the holiday spirit it tries to manufacture down the home stretch.

    Nov 18, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • Its very construction inspires hope, that there's new life to be found in a dying method.

    Nov 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's busy material, but boldly ambitious and gloriously free from Christmas clichés.

    Nov 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

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  • It's a treat to see a modern animated film that isn't afraid of absurd sight gags and bleakly funny lines of dialogue.

    Nov 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] serviceably sprightly mix of attitude and altruism that purports to explain how children every Christmas came to eagerly await the wrapped bounty from a kind, portly figure in a red suit.

    Nov 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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