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Kubo and the Two Strings
Academy Award® Nominee
Clever, kindhearted Kubo ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato, Hashi and Kamekichi. But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he...  View more >

Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara...  View more >

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Aug 23, 2016
Kubo and the Two Strings is easily the best animated film of the summer, if not the whole year. A masterpiece in stop-motion animation, with funny, memorable characters throughout. While it is probably not going to resonate well with extremely young children (as it is a bit adult in it's content), any slightly older child will enjoy this movie for an animated action film. Adults will get even more out of it through it's beautiful symbolism and storytelling.
Sep 1, 2016
A beautifully made move from about what we can learn from Japanese culture. The film center on the main character Kubo who go to the village and tell stories of valor. He also brought with him is a guitar who does more than can produce music. Then one day, all that came crashing down on him when a vengeful spirit comes back for revenge and it's up to him along with a monkey and a beetle to stop the evil spirit. I love the magic and the spirit of the movie. I love the title character of Kubo who comes off as a righteous dude. I also love the music score and iI hope it score an Oscar nomination for Best Music Score. One of the most movie scenes in the movie is when the residents of the village pay homage to the dead in a profound moving way.
Sep 6, 2016
The combination of CGI with traditional stop animation in this movie are well done. The plot is superb, and the pacing is just right. We're going tonight to see it a second time, and I can't wait to get it on DVD/blueray.
Aug 17, 2017
I had heard good things about this movie, so when I came across it on a streaming service, I decided to give it a try.

This is an animated movie, using a combination of CGI and stop-motion techniques, and the result is very good. You don't get an impression of slickness that Pixar movies have, but it isn't low-budget stuff that you would find on a direct-to-DVD movie in the bargain bin. It has a style all its own and it's part of the charm of the movie.

Some people are biased against animated movies, and that would be unfortunate, as this story about a boy who has to go on an adventure to find his way in the world is worth watching. The voice talent is good, and the mix of humor, action, and drama is effective in telling an engaging tale.

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