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  • Summary: Combining live action and stop animation, this comedy revolves around a cartoonist (Fraser) and the incredible fantasy world he encounters after he slips into a coma.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 12 out of 28
  1. 90
    A giddy madcap classic, one of the wildest and funniest American comedies in years.
  2. The movie is booby-trapped with so many loud gags that some of its sneakier humor is nearly lost in the din.
  3. Although Monkeybone will undoubtedly make you laugh at its slapstick highjinks, the irony is that for a movie that's ultimately about soul, that's the one commodity that's in precious short supply up on the screen.
  4. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    42
    A movie interesting enough in its conception to appeal to adults winds up being best suited to preadolescent sensibilities.
  5. 38
    The movie never takes off; it's a bright idea the filmmakers were unable to breathe life into.
  6. 30
    Selick is widely and rightly regarded as a master of surreal, dark humor, and wildly inventive animation technique, and Monkeybone is the first tarnish on his otherwise spotless reputation.
  7. A self-adrenalizing, self-destructing pop-culture whirligig.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 3 out of 8

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