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Klaus Reviews

December 2, 2019
The wonderful Rashida Jones voices a teacher who could become a love interest for Jesper. And any movie that casts Norm Macdonald as a cynical boat captain who sounds exactly like Norm MacDdnald is all right by me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 25, 2019
It's awkward and weird, and yet all that awkwardness and weirdness give it personality and charm and a freewheeling, nonsensical quality that feels refreshing.
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 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 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
November 8, 2019
It's busy material, but boldly ambitious and gloriously free from Christmas clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2019
It's a treat to see a modern animated film that isn't afraid of absurd sight gags and bleakly funny lines of dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2019
[A] serviceably sprightly mix of attitude and altruism that purports to explain how children every Christmas came to eagerly await the wrapped bounty from a kind, portly figure in a red suit.
November 7, 2019
Clichés inhibit "Klaus" from achieving instant-classic status, but the film is winning enough that it's worth a place in a family Christmas-movie library
November 6, 2019
An old-school, PG-rated animation, encompassing some digital wizardry, but generally clinging to a nostalgic, hand-drawn look, with a late-blooming Christmas theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 5, 2019
You see where this is going, but Pablos and company relish the journey - and, without pandering, they move just deliberately enough to let viewers delight in seeing how the pieces will fit together.
November 5, 2019
Far more successful with holiday magic than it is with character-based comedy, but that's not enough of a flaw to keep young audiences (and their parents) from potentially turning this feature into a cherished annual tradition.