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Phantom Boy (2016)



Critic Consensus: Phantom Boy's stunning animation and old-fashioned charm more than make up for a relative lack of narrative depth.

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Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city's power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo's phantom powers and Alex's detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction.

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Fred Armisen
as The Little Guy
Jean-Pierre Marielle
as The Broken Face
Jared Padalecki
Patrick Ridremont
as The Little Guy/The Exterminator
Joey Camen
as The Big Guy
Patrick Descamps
as The Big Guy (French Cast)
Bill Lobley
as Captain Simon
Yves Barbout
as Captain Simon (French Cast)
Phil McGlaston
as The Mayor
Philippe Peythieu
as The Father (French Cast), The Mayor (French Cast)
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Critic Reviews for Phantom Boy

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (18)

It has an interesting premise and seems to be about the dark subject of death and childhood, but then backs out nervously towards cops'n'robbers banality.

October 21, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's an entertaining romp, which for me had weird, engaging echoes with Richard Linklater's Waking Life.

October 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Frequently beautiful to look at, but the cops-and-robbers angle feels tired.

October 18, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Missing is the narrative and emotional cohesiveness that would likely have led to [Phantom Boy] being [more] engaging and memorable.

July 29, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Adults should get a kick out of Phantom Boy's sly humour but the story and the action is for the kids.

July 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Phantom Boy will appeal to children who have the patience and imagination to immerse themselves in the film's wiggly animation.

July 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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