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Chris Butler, Sam Fell United States, 2012

Adam Whybray's rating of the film ParaNorman

2.5 stars. I really warmed to this as it went on. Some jokes that felt a little lurid, but it's heart was essentially in the right place. The art direction reminded me of Richard Sala's horror comics though far less willowy. Not convinced it always made best use of the stop-motion medium - far less exploitation of texture than 'Coraline' & the characters would have looked much the same in CGI but decent entertainment