Guest Movie Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

kubojamieBy Jamie Williams
Guest Contributor
Silver Screen Capture

With its first three beautifully awkward films, Laika has been in ascent to the top of the animated features heap, and with its fourth, Travis Knight’s Kubo and the Two Strings (A+), the studio has equaled peak Pixar (to me, the run of Ratatouille, Wall-E and Up) in crafting this engaging, emotionally resonant, and fresh take on the hero’s journey, told with dazzling visuals and technical creativity. A flinty Charlize Theron, a plummy Matthew McConaughey, and the wonderful Art Parkinson as Kubo lead a great voice cast.

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I've reviewed films for more than 20 years. Current movie reviews of new theatrical releases and direct-to-video or streaming films are added weekly to the Silver Screen Capture movie news site. Many capsule critiques originally appeared in expanded form in my syndicated Lights Camera Reaction column.

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Posted in 2016, Jamie Williams

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