Sunday, 31 August 2014

VENICE REPORT: THE BOXTROLLS


Laika stumbles with The Boxtrolls, according to American critics at Venice. Early reports are that the film isn't up to the standards of the independent animation studio's previous stop-motion offerings, save for one outright rave from Catherine Bray at In Contention. Less positive reviews come from Peter Debruge at Variety, David Rooney at The Hollywood Reporter and Alonso Duralde at The Wrap. The film is released in the UK on the 12th of September, and in the US on the 26th.