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Kubo and the Two Strings

HD   PG Closed Captioning SDH AD

Travis Knight

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About the Movie

From the acclaimed animation studio LAIKA (Coraline) comes an epic original action adventure like you have never seen before! Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson, TV’s “Game of Thrones”) mesmerizes the people of a local fishing village, with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers. Featuring the voices of Academy Award(TM) winners Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey, Kubo and the Two Strings is a magical event that will mesmerize children and adults alike.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 183
  • Fresh: 177
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 8.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Knight has put together a picture that hits a lot of all-ages-entertainment sweet spots while avoiding hackneyed conventions, and ends up delivering what feels like a sincere family-friendly message. – Glenn Kenny, New York Times, Aug 18, 2016

Fresh: Filmgoers who've suffered through a summer of superheroes, supervillains and sequels/snarky reboots, we now have something that genuinely casts a spell on viewers. – David Fear, Rolling Stone, Aug 19, 2016

Fresh: With Kubo, Laika adds more texture to the dark beauty that's been the house style since Coraline, but it's more emotionally expansive, too. – Scott Tobias, NPR, Aug 18, 2016

Fresh: Despite a traditional-seeming quest for a suit of armor and a sword, the film's intrinsic message is all about the transformative powers of music and love. It's a movie the whole family can rock out to. – Sara Stewart, New York Post, Aug 18, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Kubo and the Two Strings

I was so impressed with this movie. Not only was it beautifully crafted but the story was original and wonderful. A Masterpiece IMO.

poorly written

This movie, though beautifully animated, is terribly written. The storyline has immence potential for becoming another animated classic, but fails to deliver. Usually, fantasy films go to great length to establish the setting and make the fiction seem logical; Kubo, however does little of the sort. It throughs the viewer into an incomprehensible world, where the main character has his entire life uprooted, but somehow seems perfectly alright with that. The biggest let down is by far the script. I'm a highschool student and I have written better scripts than this. The manner in which the characters converse is primative to say the least and there is little natural character development shown through dialogue. All together, if you enjoy innovative, captivating, and intelligent films; save your money and go buy a pixar film.


This is one of the best movies when it comes to story telling since Michael Mann's movie Heat.
Thoroughly enjoyed this movie with my tribe.
Highly recommended!!!

Kubo and the Two Strings
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Released: 2016

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  1. The Ultimate Laika Collection, Universal Studios Home Entertainment