Stopmotion

critic Reviews

, 89% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Stopmotion takes the conflict between art and artist to chilling, visually thrilling extremes, distinguished by director Robert Morgan's excellent effects work.
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    Sergio Burstein Los Angeles Times
    A British film that finds a particularly creepy way to generate fear. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com
    An undeniably grisly but ultimately tedious tiptoe through the genre tropes.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    “Stopmotion” isn’t perfect, but each element moves in lock step to forge a deeply troubling intimacy between Ella and her repellent figurines.
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    Dennis HarveyVariety
    Robert Morgan unquestionably has a knack for the extraordinary; it is both a measure of his talent and of its limits that this debut feature stumbles only when it tries to do something on the ordinary side.
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    Meagan NavarroBloody Disgusting
    Art and storytelling collide in breathtaking yet revolting fashion. Morgan’s knockout debut opens up the veins of a turbulent artist, delivering one creepy melding of mediums to an unsettling, powerful degree.
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    Steven Nguyen ScaifeSlant Magazine
    The film falters when it attempts to mold its best instincts into a discernible narrative shape.
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    Andrew WyattThe Take-Up
    We've seen psychological horror films about artistic obsession before -- but rarely this jaw-droppingly gnarly, and never with grotesque stop-motion animated sequences.
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    Manuel BetancourtFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    As an exercise in tension, it's very affecting.
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    Emma WolfeSpookyAstronauts
    It's a solid 90-minute run time, and there's a lot to be discovered.
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    Stephanie ArcherFilm Inquiry
    A unique take on the terrifying beauty of horror, Morgan unites the cinematic power of terror and stopmotion to brilliant effect.
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