Phantom Boy (English dub)

Phantom Boy (English dub)

Phantom Boy (English dub)

From the Oscar-nominated directors of A Cat in Paris comes this animated supernatural crime-fighting adventure set in New York.

"11-year-old Leo (Marcus D'Angelo) is ill and can't leave the hospital – but he can leave his body and fly around New York. One night, on one of his excursions, Leo comes across a mobster plotting a crime. The dastardly criminal is called The Man With the Broken Face: he wears a mask resembling a Picasso painting and is followed around by Rufus, his sidekick pup. To use his supernatural powers and become a super hero, Leo must team up with wheelchair-bound detective Alex (Jared Padalecki) and fearless journalist Mary (Melissa Disney) to fight the super criminal threatening the city. With distinctive and vibrant animation, Leo’s is a mission of empowerment as he fights the good fight, as well as his own tougher health battles." (Sydney Film Festival)

201584 minsFrance, Belgium
AnimatedFantasy

Phantom Boy (English dub) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Phantom Boy may fall at the other end of the spectrum from super-polished DreamWorks and Pixar product, but the directors' impressionistic touch won't seem so alien to fans of Cartoon Network and Nicktoons series.

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Total Film

Total Film

Noirish touches flesh out the wispy plot, yet it's the old-school animation that engages most: lending clarity to the emotions at stake, ensuring our sickly hero's resilience tugs on the heart.

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Time Out

Time Out

Frequently beautiful to look at, but the cops-and-robbers angle feels tired.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

There's an appealing quaintness to the storytelling that calls to mind the Tintin books of the artist and writer Hergé, especially that series's old-world charm.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Instead of maintaining an effervescent fizzle, "Phantom Boy" too frequently sputters piffle.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's an entertaining romp, which for me had weird, engaging echoes with Richard Linklater's Waking Life.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A modest, engaging film that reminds viewers of the intimate pleasures of drawn animation in an era of CG blockbusters.

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