Kubo and the Two Strings Reviews

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September 4, 2019
Kubo is a masterful, artistic view of Japanese folklore, which is so rich in storytelling and tradition.
August 7, 2019
The animators use gorgeous, bold colors to paint vivid landscapes and portraits throughout the journey with painstaking detail that is marvelous.
July 9, 2019
Kubo and the Two Strings is nothing if not beautiful. Its message may be equal parts repetitive and derivative, but the splendor on display is yet another reason we're lucky Laika studios continues to do this work.
June 3, 2019
...keep in mind that there is some real violence, swordfighting, wounds that bleed, and real, permanent loss. This is a film that sets out to confront death and change, and it doesn't blink.
April 12, 2019
It really is a masterpiece.
March 30, 2019
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS stands as a great piece of art and a refreshing breeze in the late summer, ushering in the promise of better films to come through a heartening journey brimming with mystery, culture and terror.
February 20, 2019
Beyond its rich thematic subtext (which is, I admit, occasionally a bit heavy-handed), Kubo and the Two Strings borrows familiar motifs to create an entirely new mythology - one that's worthy of the word epic.
November 18, 2018
Kubo and the Two Strings avoids the generic Disney idea of good and evil by showing some empathy and compassion for the main villain--this is extremely rare.
November 9, 2018
The mixture of humor, thrills, drama and tragedy is decidedly triumphant allowing Kubo And The Two Strings to flex its reflective, throbbing mysterious muscles.
November 7, 2018
Kubo and the Two Strings is not a film that any other Western animation studio would ever dream of creating. The deeply philosophical tale told here is far closer to Studio Ghibli than anything Pixar would be able to come up with.
November 4, 2018
The point here is to savor the intricately animated action sequences and to drink in the potent mood of the piece, which brings a kinetic edge to Laika's signature detail-heavy, slightly melancholy production design
November 2, 2018
Kubo and the Two Strings is one of the best films of the year and I highly recommend it. With its spectacular animation, thrilling action scenes, likable characters and a great message, Laika have officially cemented themselves as an animation powerhouse.
November 1, 2018
A stunning piece of filmmaking from start to finish, telling a simple but appealing story that takes advantage of everything the medium of animation allows.
October 31, 2018
Like the best of fairy tales and the best of animation, it is at its core an elementally human experience.
October 5, 2018
Kubo and the Two Strings ... combines superlative stop-motion with an engaging, thoughtful story about a boy's quest to honour his family through storytelling, memorialisation, and selfless courage.
August 30, 2018
"Kubo and the Two Strings" isn't only Laika's returned form of storytelling but one of their most brilliant ones yet.
August 29, 2018
The animation is perfectly beautiful, and the sequences with flying origami completely capture the audience's imagination.
August 28, 2018
Backing up the strong visuals and well honed story are great vocal performances from Parkinson and Theron.
August 23, 2018
Thematically, Kubo and the Two Strings is more challenging than some kids' movies, but the rewards are also greater.
August 22, 2018
"Kubo and the Two Strings" is one of the most emotionally complex, yet artistically mesmerizing, animated films to hit the screen.
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