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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Movie Information

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Travis Knight


Charlize Theron
Art Parkinson
Matthew McConaughey
Ralph Fiennes
Rooney Mara
George Takei





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Kubo is living a quiet, normal life in his village when a vindictive spirit from the past turns his life upside down. Now, the target of monsters and gods alike, Kubo will have to seek out a magic suit of armor, one worn by his late father, a legendary samurai warrior. -- Chris Kavan

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whatch22 03/21/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I adore Travis Knight’s work in Kubo and the Two Strings, as it was clearly a painstaking labor of love that included handmade costumes and even visual effects. It's nomination for Best Animated Feature seems assured even if the win is out of the picture.

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Matthew Brady 01/05/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Wanted to like this a lot more, but was left disappointed. Not bad by any means, just wasn't for me. The animation is fantastic through.

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Chris Kavan 10/22/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Despite being the lowest-grossing among the Laika releases, Kubo and the Two Strings is easily the most impressive stop-motion animated film to date. Granted, I think the story is little dark for the younger crowd, but story-wise, character-wise and animation-wise it is among the top tier as far as I'm concerned. Plus, the cast is spot-on and bring true life to their characters. This is a true animated treasure that shouldn't be missed.

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Indyfreak 01/02/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS is that rare animated feature that's imaginative, thoughtful, dark, humorous, exciting, and emotional all at once. Superbly rendered with breathtaking visuals, the story is filled with thrills, wit, and charm thanks to a great voice cast. This took me back to the stopmotion children's movies of my youth such as the Nightmare Before Christmas or James and the Giant Peach. I'm glad to see that someone made something simlar for today's younger generation.

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10/25/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Zwei Dinge sind besonders aufregend an Kubo: einmal die frickelige Stop-Motion Arbeit, zum anderen das, was hier einem jungen Publikum zugemutet wird. Vom ersten Moment an, da wir Kubo kennenlernen, befindet er sich in ernster Gefahr. Der junge Japaner lernt, dass die Welt ein grausamer Ort ist, an dem niemandem getraut werden darf. Auch nicht der eigenen Familie. Das alles dargeboten mit einer schönen Prise galligen Humors. Das Skript verlangt dem Publikum einiges ab, was wiederum vom Team der Tricktechnik in malerischen Aufnahmen verpackt wird. Inspiriert von der japanischen Kunst (so die bewegten Faltblätter!) erleben wir hier die klassische Geschichte eines Helden. Ein Epos. Es geht um Liebe und Verlust, um Magie und die Erinnerungen an das, was einst gewesen war. Kubos Mutter warnt i...


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08/26/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Creative, Original Masterwork of Animation

'Kubo and the Two Strings' is Laika studio's most visually impressive film to date. Stop-motion animation is taken to new highs. The advancements in this realm of animation make 'Kubo' stand out as a masterwork of specific craft. Laika have really pushed the limits with this one. A gorgeous array of unique character and set designs call to mind the aesthetic of anime cinema. Elements of that genre are at play, but it's melded in a way which sees the film carve out it's own identity. It has universal appeal through the simple, yet very effective, fairy tale action/adventure story. A deft balance of comedy, tragedy, thrills, and wonderment are seamlessly integrated into a touching story of a young hero's journey. A creative plot offers up continuous imaginative sequences of unpredic...

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