Phantom Boy (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

Phantom Boy (2016)



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

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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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Fred Armisen
as The Little Guy
Jean-Pierre Marielle
as The Broken Face
Jared Padalecki
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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All Critics (49) | Top Critics (13)

Frequently beautiful to look at, but the cops-and-robbers angle feels tired.

October 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.

July 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.

July 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.

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

There's an appealing quaintness to the storytelling that calls to mind the Tintin books of the artist and writer Hergé, especially that series's old-world charm.

July 28, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"Phantom Boy" is a quiet, peaceful little animated film, arriving just in time as a salve for a noisy, angry world.

July 28, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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