Igor

Igor

Igor

The stars are out for this gothic animated comedy – John Cusack, Steve Buscemi, Christian Slater and Eddie Izzard are all amongst the credits. Cusack voices the 'Igor' in question – a mad scientist's assistant who lives in the Kingdom of Malaria and harbours ideas above his lowly station – namely to take the first prize at the Evil Science Fair by creating a terrifying female creature of his own. His intentions cause consternation amongst the evil science community – especially ruffling the feathers of proper loony scientist Dr Schadenfreude (Izzard). But Igor's monster Eva (Molly Shannon) turns out to be less malevolent than he'd hoped.

Cribbing some of Tim Burton's fantasy imagery and laced with smart-mouthed comic lines from the pen of American Dad! scriptwriter Chris McKenna, expect a fast-paced and fun family movie.

2008USAExodus Productions
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Igor / Reviews

USA Today

USA Today

While this is no WALLE, or Ratatouille, it does bring to mind Monsters, Inc. and some of the visual flair of Burton's The Corpse Bride.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Riffs on classic monster-movie cliches mostly by spinning them into newly unfunny cliches.

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New York Post

New York Post

Pieced together from Tim Burton and various other sources with more desperation than inspiration.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

While much of the banter between the characters is inventive, the plot turns are predictable...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This film is outclassed by the Pixar stable, but it's entertaining stuff for the children.

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Time Out

Time Out

Those kids that weren't confused appeared to enjoy it, so there you go.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Igor celebrates a defiantly adolescent and suitably caricatured vision of mortality with the potential to have adults and special young malcontents in stitches.

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The Age

The Age

A fun time-killer for kids aged tween and up...

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