Stopmotion

critic Reviews

, 88% 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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    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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    Alexandra Heller-NicholasAWFJ.org
    Aside from just being a good old fashioned horror movie, there is an intelligence and ferocity at play here that speaks to much grander things than just simple genre thrills.
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    Kristian M. LinFort Worth Weekly
    The animated film bleeds into Ella’s reality with lethal results, and makes Stopmotion into a horror film of rare power.
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    Erik ChildressMovie Madness Podcast
    The only thing that separates this film from the myriad of ones where lonely repressed people begin to lose their minds is the art world it inhabits but its infrequency leaves its lead in a less-inspired version of Lucky McKee’s May.
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    Kit StoneHue Watched It
    Her mother dictated her life for so long that Ella’s new freedom reveals her emptiness. Who is she beneath the veil of her mother’s overbearing malevolence? The more she attempts to control the narrative, the more she loses control.
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    Josh GollerSpectrum Culture
    Primarily a psychological horror film, Stopmotion unfurls into Lynchian fever-dream logic that blurs the central character's art form with her own sense of reality.
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