Toys In The Attic (Na Pude)
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The world of the attic is divided into the land of happy toys in the West and the Land of Evil in the East. The despotic Head of State rules over the Land of Evil with a band of sinister minions, insects and rotted vegetables. When the lovely Buttercup is kidnapped and held prisoner by The Head, it is up to her friends - a teddy bear, a mechanical mouse and marionette puppet to cross the international boundary and attempt their daring rescue.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The narrative ... is mere scaffolding for Barta's richly realized world, a kind of hand-hewn 3-D cinema that's testament to the limitlessness of imagination."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"There may be a metaphor afloat here - something about the folly of those who devour their own - in between some glorious imagery and what is finally a sweet little story."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"Will probably appeal mostly to fans of strange animation like the Quay brothers' efforts, not to regular family audiences."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"It stands in sharp contrast to anything we've seen from American filmmakers of late: equal parts creepy, whimsical and political."
‑ Rob Vaux,
"Foreign stop-action film blends the beautiful and grotesque."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"The movie is passionately retro, but Barta shows his methods can create a world every bit as engrossing as the latest CGI."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"It could itself be a dusty but treasured rediscovered artifact from another era."
‑ Alison Willmore, AV Club
"It feels like an experimental short subject stretched to feature length."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Czech it out: From the Eastern European region known for Oscar-winning animation comes a toy story with Grimm undertones."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Memorable? Not really. Trippy? Dude."
‑ Matt Pais, RedEye
"A strange, and not entirely successful, hybrid of a kiddie story and dark, mature themes."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Barta's shorts are available on DVD; you're better off getting a dose of the uncut goods."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"The pithy American-release title seems intended to suggest a kinship between this film and the Pixar 'Toy Story' series. It might be more helpful to remember that the phrase 'toys in the attic' is a synonym for insanity."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"...strange and wonderful in a creepy way that might upset its youngest clients. It plays a bit like Toy Story meets Brazil, a hand-crafted children's story with the air of sinister political satire."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Jirí Barta's film is a disturbing through-the-looking-glass reflection of traditional fairy tales."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
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