Metacritic Movie Ratings
ParaNorman Reviews

4.0

72

out of 100

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

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa 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 TodayClaudia 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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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterMichael Rechtshaffen

    ParaNorman is an amusing but only fitfully involving animated caper.

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