Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
In this day and ace of CGI animation all looking the same, it’s easy to forget how much effort goes into making a film like The Boxtrolls. That effort doesn’t make it a good film however. For that you need top quality voice acting, a good director, innovative and exciting set pieces, a dark humour and a cracking script. Which is lucky because The Boxtrolls has all this in spades. Okay so it’s not as good as Coraline for me but that’s only because that film was so good. The Boxtrolls is a joy – just be weary at times it was far too much for my 5 year old daughter to take.
Best Bit: Kingsley is superb
Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy
If You Liked this Try: Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Wallace & Gromit Curse Of The Warerabbit.