Missing Link ★★★★½

Thanks to expectedly beautiful animation with many memorable places, an undeniable adventurous spirit to it and a great message, Missing Link is a long-awaited return to form for Laika across the board. It's leisurely paced and uneven in tone, but the characterization is fantastic, the themes are well explored and its heart is always in the right place. It's a delightfully old-fashioned adventure flick that really works.