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  • 2009
  • US
  • 79 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Shane Acker
  • Cast: Elijah Wood, John C Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover, Martin Landau, Fred Tatasciore
  • Website: www.filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/…

A tiny, numerically named cloth doll voiced by Wood is the central figure in this rather exhausting dystopian animation, which never fully succeeds in delivering the emotion or personality required to provoke our empathy. Striking images are here let down by a lack of deeper resonance.

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9

16 Oct 20092 stars

Two-dimensional dystopian animation

With visionary heavyweights Tim Burton and Nightwatch / Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov amongst the producers, Shane Acker’s feature-length animation, based on his own Oscar-nominated short, promises revolutionary animation, but never delivers the…

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