Phantom Boy

2015

Action / Animation / Fantasy

48
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 83%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 1011

Synopsis


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Cast

Vincent D'Onofrio as The Face
Jared Padalecki as Lt. Alex
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627.31 MB
1280*682
English
PG
23.976 fps
1hr 24 min
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English
PG
23.976 fps
1hr 24 min
P/S 2 / 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Darkdaxter 2 / 10

Cool concept

I liked the idea of astral projection and how it fit into this movie, but beyond that this movie is pretty boring. All of the characters are one-dimensional and frustrating in their own respects. The art style, while interesting is one I've never found particularly beautiful. The best character is the villain, but his backstory is never revealed, and he is treated like a joke the entire time. It's actually pretty accurate, considering after his initial appearance, he's little more than a common thug. I feel like the original French voice acting would've been better (maybe enough for an extra star), but I doubt it could save the film. In the end, normal people will probably appreciate the loving family depicted, but for those like me, they will annoy the piss out of you.

Reviewed by MartinHafer 8 / 10

A one of a kind movie!

While "Phantom Boy" lacks a bit when it comes to the quality of the animation (it doesn't come close to the quality of most full-length cartoons today), it is well worth seeing for two main reasons--it's originality and it's a cartoon that will appeal to older kids as well as adults. As for the youngest kids in the audience, this one might be a bit too adult for them...take them to see a Disney flick instead.

Leo is a very sick boy and spends most of the movie in the hospital. You assume he's suffering from cancer and is getting treatment...though they never say exactly what is possibly going to kill him. During the course of the treatment, however, Leo has somehow developed a weird capacity to leave his body...much like astral projection. When a cop is severely injured on the job, Leo discovers that the cop somehow can remember and deal with Leo and his special gift...and with it they work to stop a maniac from proclaiming himself the King of New York City!

The plot simply would be too complicated for little kids and there are baddies who are trying to kill Leo and others....so just keep them home. But the film is very well made and fascinating throughout...and it's now available from Netflix on DVD.

Reviewed by happytrigger-64-390517 8 / 10

after Une Vie De Chat, another inventing cartoon by Felicioli and Gagnol.

Phantom Boy is a real cool title for this cartoon directed by the duet Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, who directed the happily surprising Une Vie De Chat in which we could recognize references and fast action from American classic movies (Night Of The Hunter and others).

In Phantom Boy, we recognize references to french popular cinema, from Fantomas to Le Passe-Muraille. And this story of a sick kid is over- charged with emotion, he is fighting against illness by fighting against a dangerous future and totally insane master of the world, and we unfortunately do have some very sad examples in the world.

So thank you to the directors for their very courageous Phantom Boy, the young kids who saw this movie learned a lot about Life and they just can't wait for their next movie. These kids recognized some scenes and characters from Une Vie De Chat, they are real young movie lovers.

Last remark : Phantom Boy is another great french inventive movie with no review on IMDb. So sad.

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