Toys in the Attic Synopsis
A teddy bear, a mechanical mouse and a marionette join forces to save their kidnapped friend.
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The A.V. Club

Toys In The Attic is its own dark creation, filled with imagery reminiscent of Tim Burton in his prime as well as the odd Cold War metaphor.
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75

New York Post

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The movie is passionately retro, but Barta shows his methods can create a world every bit as engrossing as the latest CGI.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Jirí Barta's film is a disturbing through-the-looking-glass reflection of traditional fairy tales.
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70

Los Angeles Times

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The narrative, though, is mere scaffolding for Barta's richly realized world, a kind of hand-hewn 3-D cinema that's testament to the...
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70

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
The movie should be manna for anyone who likes animated fantasias without wisecracks, commercials and overwrought warbling about...
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50

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
The question isn't whether Toys in the Attic is any good. The question is: good for whom?
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Time Out New York

By David Fear
Rather than presenting the original Czech version, American distributors have opted to release an English-dubbed edition, headed up by...
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There has never been a movie like this before! Words cannot describe these visuals!

By EricParkinson1
Czech animation master JIRI BARTA proves why he has been called "The European Tim Burton" with this amazing visual adventure. The premise (toys coming to life when no one is looking) is not new...

Childless critics

By luvthehorns
Is the only explanation for giving this a favorable review. This movie is un-imaginative, poorly done(saw better stop-motion done by classmates in college RTF classes) and downright boring! My 7 year...

A very interesting, visually amazing movie

By baghdaddi
This is a movie that will likely appeal to all ages, as it combines an arresting combination of wonderful stop-action animation, with a story line that tells a cold-war story of the evil head of...

Completely trippy movie.

By AniManFan944
I kept thinking that maybe this film is going to become a cult favorite, like Rocky Horror or other Midnight movies. The visuals are outrageous, and the creatures are way out there. Loved the little...

Totally trippy

By HannoverPR
This should be a midnight movie, as the whole good vs. evil thing is presented with pretty bizarre creatures. Love the little earwig doctor (with the human head), and the snake-eye spy. Gets a...

More Info

Rated PG | For Some mild peril and brief smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Foreign stop-action film blends the beautiful and grotesque.
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