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ParaNorman Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

Ghost World, with real ghosts. Read full review

4.0

Grae Drake Profile

Nothing mediocre about this medium. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    72

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    ParaNorman is an amusing but only fitfully involving animated caper.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The story may be thin, but the project, a feat of stop-motion animation, is made with generous care by the same impressive LAIKA studio artists who conjured up the gorgeous "Coraline."

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    This wryly funny take on the classic ghost story, with its tributes to horror thrillers from "Halloween" to "Friday the 13th" and rich cast of characters, has distinctive Tim Burton-esque visuals, and a welcome dearth of potty humor.

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