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Town Called Panic

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Tookey's Rating
4 /10
Average Rating
6.55 /10
Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar,

Directed by: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar
Written by: Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar

Released: 2009
Origin: Belgium/ Luxembourg/ France
Colour: C
Length: 75

An animated comedy that’s a reminder that Belgium was home to several leading surrealists.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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This is a frenetic, undisciplined but occasionally funny piece about three toys, a cowboy, red Indian and a super-intelligent horse who live on a hill next to a farm where the farmer shouts all the time and his farmyard animals take music lessons from a mare in a red wig.

Toy Story, it isn’t. None of it makes sense, and the story development feels so random that you may end up wondering whether Howard Marks dropped by to flog some of his wares to the film-makers.
The picture would have been more palatable in 10 minute fragments. A little goes a very long way, and even at 75 minutes the film ends up feeling silly and self-indulgent.

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