Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 274

Average Rating: 3.3/4

# of Ratings: 54

Theatrical Release Date: 08/19/2016

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/22/2016

Language: English

Genre: Animation

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Travis Knight

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

Plot: 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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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/24/2019

A sight and story to behold, "Kubo and the Two Strings" is grounded by a powerful, original, and epically fantastic plot that never gets outshone by its stunning visuals.

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Rod - wrote on 08/06/2018

I didn't expect this to be this quiet and slow. It is a quality animation and powerful visually, however, it didn't generate emotion and I felt really detached from the film, I don't know, maybe it's the culture or is it just not my preference. I'm an Asian myself, I thought I would like it more. But still a good one.

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whatch22 - wrote on 03/21/2018

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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cinegeek.de - wrote on 10/25/2016

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 …

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Creative, Original Masterwork of Animation

Snoogans - wrote on 08/26/2016

'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 …

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