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Rated PG for scary action and images, thematic elements, some rude humor and language.

PG In Theaters 08/17/2012 , 93min.
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Critic score based on 33 reviews

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November 27, 2012
The movie was great , fantastic annimation.. A little overboard for the VERY young... But no need for all these Homophobes to reer their ugly heads with the public outcry. I am a happily married Hetero male who is secure enough in my own skin to admit that I am sick of all this Anti Gay rhetoric that shows up when in a simple children's movie has a character who admits he is a bit different. Most
October 08, 2012
So all you stupid people who say they won't be taking their kids to see it because of the \"gay agenda\" being pushed on them just do yourself a favor and shut the *******. The movie was AWESOME, it had a great message about bullying without being in your face about it, adorable characters, and a perfect mixture of humor and a little bit of horror. And most importantly at the end when
October 01, 2012
I woud of NEVER EVER took my daughter to see this if i knew about the Homosexual reference towards the end! That is a subject that does not belong in children films that are made for younger audiences - at the very least there should of been a warning or something in the marketing of the film ! Defintly would not recommend this movie to any of my friends who have kids
September 20, 2012
Was appauled that there was a homosexual reference in a \"kids movie\"not to count the many other adult like things threw out this movie !!!!!
September 14, 2012
This will be short and sweet. I'm a fan of animation. The trailer was enough to get me in the seat, but the movie... not so much. I really wanted this to be good. But, when it's not there, well... it wasn't. Still, this doesn't mean you shouldn't play it for your five year old. They seem to respond well to moving objects of various colors. So, this movie will do just fine. For the accompanying

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Washington Post
A colorfully macabre stop-motion animation comedy that embraces the sociopolitical allegories of George A. Romero's zombie pictures and reworks them into a feature-length episode of "Scooby-Doo." Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
As for Butler's screenplay, it's less beguiling than preachy. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
It may be the most fun you'll have with ghosts and zombies all year. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
This wryly funny take on the classic ghost story, with its tributes to horror thrillers from "Halloween" to "Friday the 13th" and rich cast of characters, has distinctive Tim Burton-esque visuals, and a welcome dearth of potty humor. Full Review
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
ParaNorman is a micro-sized masterpiece that wears its heart (and its half-eaten brains) on its sleeve. Full Review
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