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ParaNorman Reviews

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September 28, 2017
ParaNorman is just plain fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2017
ParaNorman is a fun and rather sweet film which will subtly delight pop culturists and which asks some gentle questions about human nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 16, 2016
By placing weighty, real world lessons aimed at kids in this specific cinematic world, the gloominess is only intensified.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 11, 2015
Brings with it a very relevant and important moral that bears pondering by fans.
August 26, 2015
Sweet, morbid, funny, clever, and occasionally brilliant.
May 12, 2015
It's sort of like what The Goonies might've been, had The Goonies been beautifully animated and not terrible.
October 18, 2013
ParaNorman treats its viewers with respect, and is all the more wonderful for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2013
The thrilling finale is a terrific blend of heartfelt emotion, surreal visuals and inventive ghostly spectacle, and the film's timeless message is put across in wonderfully ghoulish and surprising ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 2013
Is there such a thing as a gateway drug for horror films? If so, ParaNorman might be just the ticket.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 8, 2013
[C]inema is nothing if not a fluid creature that has the power to affect us based on any number of variables. The climactic action sequence of ParaNorman is too busy from a visual standpoint, but its message shines loud and clear.
July 17, 2013
I can't imagine any kid who enjoys Halloween (I mean the holiday, not the movie) not being delighted by ParaNorman.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 26, 2013
The only thing animated about it is the animation, which is so spectacular that you begrudge the script for not being equally inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 3, 2013
PARANORMAN is ambitious and inventive, marvelously conceived, but the bulk of its value lies within the movie's open-minded philosophy.
March 21, 2013
Movies that set themselves firmly against bullying are great, but ones that play to horror fans are even better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 22, 2013
An extremely strange blend of genres and styles, ParaNorman somehow manages to pull it off...sort of.
Full Review | Original Score: 58/100
January 17, 2013
Kids who can handle the bumps should find much to love in this beautifully animated ramshackle parcel, one that's packed full of detail, humour and positive messages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 17, 2013
ParaNorman is style, substance, [delicious] brains and a huge [cold dead] heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 16, 2013
ParaNorman demonstrates - as did films such as Coraline, The Corpse Bride, Wallace & Gromit and The Nightmare Before Christmas - that stop-motion animation has a texture and warmth that can't (yet!) be replicated by computer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 9, 2013
I still liked ParaNorman and it deserves to be seen for its wit and the work of its passionate animators.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 6, 2013
Bristling with energy, here's a delectable 3D film that's inventive, funny, devilishly ghoulish, loaded with splendid effects and a heartfelt story at its core
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