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Klaus Reviews

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November 18, 2019
None of the characters in Klaus are as delightful as they are well-drawn, and Pablos' film never earns the holiday spirit it tries to manufacture down the home stretch.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 6, 2019
A gritty origin story probably isn't on a lot of people's wish list this holiday season.
November 5, 2019
Frankly, it all seems much too complicated for what it is. And instead of making audiences love Christmas more, it raises the rather unfortunate question of why we believed it in the first place.
November 8, 2019
A lot of it really nicely designed, really nicely animated, and I really wish the story were better because I really wanted to like it and I didn't very much.
November 26, 2019
Klaus is destined to be a new holiday classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 18, 2019
Though there are some narrative blips in Klaus born out of a premise that is maybe just a little too complex for a 97-minute film, the movie is absolutely beautiful.
November 7, 2019
Klaus is designed to break your heart just a little bit. The pain of loss and the fear of change are immensely powerful forces and Pablos doesn't shy away from addressing them, which makes Klaus the most necessary kind of Christmas movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 1, 2019
This unique take on the origins of Santa Claus examines the jolly old elf not as a literal person with magical powers, but as an idea of the spirit of giving, a fact that will likely go over many young heads but will hit adults square in the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2019
Klaus' warmth, wrapped up in classic 2D and tied together with magic and joy, makes it a perfect family holiday viewing affair that might just become a Christmas classic.
December 9, 2019
Sure you know where the story is going, but the journey is delightful nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 5, 2019
Sergio Pablos's film is essentially a metaphor for its own unique and refreshing mode of expression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2019
Its tempo is uneven, and not all characters convincing, yet Klaus relies mostly on storytelling and a back-to-basics visual style to achieve its aim rather than marketing sensibilities.
November 17, 2019
Klaus is definitely worth watching. It's both a beautiful animated film and a touching Christmas story. The perfect combination
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 18, 2019
Destined to be added to the yearly holiday viewing rotation, Klaus is worth writing to Santa about.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 16, 2019
Gorgeous to look at, clever and funny, with a sometimes dark wit that's suitable for all ages. A Christmas classic in the making.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2019
The use of northern landscapes provides ample opportunity to create picturesque locales. Time after time, the shots feel like concept art come to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 7, 2019
Although Klaus takes a while for its story to get interesting, it is saved by its breathtaking animation and emotional message at its core.
November 18, 2019
There's plenty of comedy for the Netflix film's target audience (kids) as well, with a collection of sight gags and slapstick humour, which is offset by sarcastic quips and self-aware, darkly comedic lines of dialogue elsewhere.
November 14, 2019
Its very construction inspires hope, that there's new life to be found in a dying method.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 30, 2019
The fluidity, the smoothness of the 3D animation...people, it looks good, incredible.
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