Toys In The Attic (Na Pude) Reviews

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
September 7, 2012
It feels like an experimental short subject stretched to feature length.
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David Fear
Time Out
September 4, 2012
Barta's shorts are available on DVD; you're better off getting a dose of the uncut goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 7, 2012
A strange, and not entirely successful, hybrid of a kiddie story and dark, mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 11, 2012
Will probably appeal mostly to fans of strange animation like the Quay brothers' efforts, not to regular family audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
September 7, 2012
The movie is passionately retro, but Barta shows his methods can create a world every bit as engrossing as the latest CGI.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 7, 2012
...strange and wonderful in a creepy way that might upset its youngest clients. It plays a bit like Toy Story meets Brazil, a hand-crafted children's story with the air of sinister political satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
September 6, 2012
It could itself be a dusty but treasured rediscovered artifact from another era.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 4, 2012
Jirí Barta's film is a disturbing through-the-looking-glass reflection of traditional fairy tales.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
September 7, 2012
It stands in sharp contrast to anything we've seen from American filmmakers of late: equal parts creepy, whimsical and political.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
September 6, 2012
There may be a metaphor afloat here - something about the folly of those who devour their own - in between some glorious imagery and what is finally a sweet little story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
September 7, 2012
Foreign stop-action film blends the beautiful and grotesque.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Pais
RedEye
September 6, 2012
Memorable? Not really. Trippy? Dude.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 7, 2012
The pithy American-release title seems intended to suggest a kinship between this film and the Pixar 'Toy Story' series. It might be more helpful to remember that the phrase 'toys in the attic' is a synonym for insanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
September 7, 2012
The narrative ... is mere scaffolding for Barta's richly realized world, a kind of hand-hewn 3-D cinema that's testament to the limitlessness of imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
September 7, 2012
Czech it out: From the Eastern European region known for Oscar-winning animation comes a toy story with Grimm undertones.
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