Klaus

critic Reviews

94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score94%
  • Beautiful hand-drawn animation and a humorous, heartwarming narrative make Klaus an instant candidate for holiday classic status.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The wonderful Rashida Jones voices a teacher who could become a love interest for Jesper. And any movie that casts Norm Macdonald as a cynical boat captain who sounds exactly like Norm MacDdnald is all right by me.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    It's awkward and weird, and yet all that awkwardness and weirdness give it personality and charm and a freewheeling, nonsensical quality that feels refreshing.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ashlie D. StevensSalon.com
    Though there are some narrative blips in Klaus born out of a premise that is maybe just a little too complex for a 97-minute film, the movie is absolutely beautiful.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    David EhrlichindieWire
    None of the characters in Klaus are as delightful as they are well-drawn, and Pablos' film never earns the holiday spirit it tries to manufacture down the home stretch.
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    Kambole CampbellLittle White Lies
    Its very construction inspires hope, that there's new life to be found in a dying method.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    It's busy material, but boldly ambitious and gloriously free from Christmas clichés.
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    Ruhaan ShahFilm Companion
    There is warmth in the wintry village and compassion amidst grudging communities.
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    Carey-Ann PawseyOrca Sound
    A heartwarming take on the Christmas origin story. You will alternate between laughing and being moved by the film.
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    Karen RoughtHypable
    Klaus has a simple message we would all do well to remember: "A true selfless act always sparks another."
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    Pablo O. ScholzClarín
    Klaus is the surprise of this awards season. [Full review in Spanish]
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