Time Out says
McKean’s dazzlingly inventive blend of live action and digital animation boasts a wise, witty, suspenseful script that never labours its status as an allegorical account of the troubled transition into adulthood. All the actors strike the right notes, but McKean’s especially well served by Leonidas, who judging by her performance here (following on from Sally Potter’s ‘Yes’), looks to have a very promising future – that she was very often required to react, by means of optical trickery, to the invisible (to her) figments of Gaiman and McKean’s collective imagination, makes her achievement all the more impressive. Finally, however, it’s those figments – including giants, sphinxes and, perhaps most memorably, the Bobs – that steal the show. Like any filmmaker worth his/her salt, McKean has managed to make the world he’s created on screen strangely but utterly plausible.
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