Phantom Boy

Critics Consensus

Phantom Boy's stunning animation and old-fashioned charm more than make up for a relative lack of narrative depth.

88%

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Reviews Counted: 51

71%
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User Ratings: 475

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Average Rating: 3.6/5

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Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city's power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo's phantom powers and Alex's detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction.

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Cast

Fred Armisen
as The Little Guy
Jean-Pierre Marielle
as The Broken Face
Jared Padalecki
as LT. ALEX TANNER
Patrick Ridremont
as The Little Guy/The Exterminator
Joey Camen
as The Big Guy
Patrick Descamps
as The Big Guy (French Cast)
Bill Lobley
as Captain Simon
Yves Barbout
as Captain Simon (French Cast)
Phil McGlaston
as The Mayor
Philippe Peythieu
as The Father (French Cast), The Mayor (French Cast)
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Critic Reviews for Phantom Boy

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (15)

  • It has an interesting premise and seems to be about the dark subject of death and childhood, but then backs out nervously towards cops'n'robbers banality.

    Oct 21, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • It's an entertaining romp, which for me had weird, engaging echoes with Richard Linklater's Waking Life.

    Oct 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Frequently beautiful to look at, but the cops-and-robbers angle feels tired.

    Oct 18, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Adults should get a kick out of Phantom Boy's sly humour but the story and the action is for the kids.

    Jul 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Phantom Boy will appeal to children who have the patience and imagination to immerse themselves in the film's wiggly animation.

    Jul 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The story gets a tad too busy at times, but visually Phantom Boy is delightful, cloaked in the same imagination as director Jean-Loup Felicioli's and Alain Gagnol's previous Oscar-nominated animation, A Cat in Paris.

    Jul 28, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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