ParaNorman - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

ParaNorman Reviews

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Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
December 9, 2012
The inner horror fan is accessed via the child inside in this quirky stop-motion animation treat
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
October 30, 2012
Like its hero, this smart, funny and beautifully animated film achieves great things by daring to be different.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
October 20, 2012
Charming stop-motion lumps chase a witch
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide
October 19, 2012
For moviegoers who tend to look down their nose at horror films, ParaNorman offers proof positive that the genre that gets us screaming can also have real substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
October 19, 2012
...this is truly edgy for children's fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jayne Nelson
SFX Magazine
October 15, 2012
It's probably a tad too scary for really small humans, but anyone from seven upwards will find ParaNorman's adventures firmly stick in their braaaiiinnns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kofi Outlaw
October 2, 2012
Paranorman proves that Laika Entertainment has some great talent, great ideas, and a bright future telling dark tales about uplifting and insightful life lessons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 27, 2012
Dismal, yet profound and pungent... [M]ake[s] its points in ways more sharp and brutal than other 'children's' films...
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 27, 2012
A savvy, intelligent, well-crafted animated horror comedy for kids should also appeal to adult horror fans as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly
September 27, 2012
All right! This is how I like my animated kids' movies -- intelligent, funny, and scary enough to keep you up at night.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 25, 2012
... not so much creepy as simply unpleasant ...
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Niki Boyle
The List
September 18, 2012
A kids' film horror fans can sink their teeth into...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
September 15, 2012
Kids will be very frightened and then end up sympathetic to zombies.
Simon Gallagher
Film School Rejects
September 15, 2012
An exceptional Amblin film made for that slightly weird kid with the Nightmare Before Christmas lunch-box and the disconnected snark.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
September 14, 2012
Anyone who's robust enough to enjoy Roald Dahl will surely appreciate ParaNorman's playfully PG undead action.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
September 13, 2012
A few decent gags are not enough to keep this 3D stop-motion film alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Blohm
Little White Lies
September 13, 2012
There's no meat on the bone of this skeleton. Witty and fast-paced, sure, but the film lacks substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
September 13, 2012
The main plot - about combating a witch's curse - is less fun than the gothic gags on the margins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
September 13, 2012
One of the most original films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 13, 2012
ParaNorman confirms that Laika is an animation studio worth watching out for. As with Coraline, they've crafted a film that truly respects its young audience
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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