Kubo and the Two Strings Reviews

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October 10, 2016
A glorious flight of the imagination.
September 9, 2016
The animation? Well, it robs you of breath, over and over again.
September 8, 2016
Arrives as cherishable proof that it is still possible, amid heightened commercial imperatives, for digimators to push for reflective, affecting art.
August 25, 2016
hile there's plenty of fun to be had from all this, there's not a hint of cuteness anywhere. The puppets have enormous vitality and there's a wonderful strangeness in the world they inhabit.
August 25, 2016
It's triumphant as well as terribly sad.
August 25, 2016
More often than not it's a charming, Eastern-influenced myth that's beautiful to watch and enjoyable to follow.
August 22, 2016
Kubo offers visceral thrills and visual splendor, but it also champions the importance of kindness, forgiveness, and embracing humanity's many imperfections.
August 19, 2016
Filmgoers who've suffered through a summer of superheroes, supervillains and sequels/snarky reboots, we now have something that genuinely casts a spell on viewers.
August 19, 2016
The overall stunning nature of the work cannot be ignored.
August 19, 2016
"Kubo" is bold and daring, telling a truly unique tale set in ancient Japan that is rich with the depth of a story passed down for generations.
August 19, 2016
Kubo is a lovely, unforgettable film about creativity and storytelling - about creating one's own fate by taking charge of one's story. And about learning to love others by sharing in their stories.
August 18, 2016
Kubo and the Two Strings is a magical motion picture in every sense of the word.
August 18, 2016
Despite the occasionally labored writing (with attempts at humor that are dry and distancing), Kubo and the Two Strings is swoonworthy in its vibrant visuals that span across unruly seas, lush landscapes and vivid seasonal colors.
Top Critic
August 18, 2016
With Kubo, Laika adds more texture to the dark beauty that's been the house style since Coraline, but it's more emotionally expansive, too.
August 18, 2016
Despite a traditional-seeming quest for a suit of armor and a sword, the film's intrinsic message is all about the transformative powers of music and love. It's a movie the whole family can rock out to.
August 18, 2016
Knight has put together a picture that hits a lot of all-ages-entertainment sweet spots while avoiding hackneyed conventions, and ends up delivering what feels like a sincere family-friendly message.
August 18, 2016
Animation can be a safe place to explore some trickier topics, and Kubo and the Two Strings has a dash of bitter mixed with the sweet.
August 18, 2016
The first and last things to be said in this limited space about Kubo and the Two Strings are that it's a showcase for some of the most startlingly beautiful animation in recent -- and not so recent -- memory.
August 18, 2016
It pulls you so effortlessly into its shifting, dreamlike world that you can be forgiven for forgetting that Kubo and the many strange characters he meets are themselves puppets, meticulously designed and manipulated one costly frame at a time.
August 18, 2016
Arguably one of the most creative and visionary films of its kind, dating back perhaps to Disney in the late 30s and Pixar in the mid-90s.
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