Minions (2015)

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters.… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 8, 2015
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Minions' brightly colored brand of gibberish-fueled insanity stretches to feature length in their self-titled Despicable Me spinoff, with uneven but often hilarious results.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

I got tired of this joke before the movie ended, but I appreciate the gusto with which the filmmakers -- particularly Coffin, with his nimble vocalizations -- carried it out.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

There's plenty of high-velocity comic inanity on display to keep kids happily diverted. But the movie's major flaw is an extension of its own premise: Search as they may, the minions never find a villain worthy of their subservience.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Divorced from the be-thankful-for-family homilies that motivate the 'Despicable Me' movies, this first solo outing for the lozenge-shaped scene-stealers improves on its predecessors: It's a Looney loop-de-loop of nonstop funny noises and sight gags.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

With its episodic stream of slapstick gags, Minions has moments of piquant absurdity, but mostly its shrill-but-cutesy anarchy works as a visual sugar rush for the preschool set.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's not whether this prequel can mint money; that's a given. The questions is: Can the minions carry a movie all by their mischievous mini-selves? 'Fraid not.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This third in the animated 'Despicable Me' series finds the familiar balance between villainy and heroism, silliness and relevance, but it is a bit thinner. As characters, the Minions have a lot of limitations. This is for kids only.

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Christy Lemire

Fittingly, because they're pill-shaped, the Minions work best in small doses.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Minions" is every bit as cute as it's supposed to be, a happily empty-headed animated frolic that rarely pauses to take a breath.

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Kam Williams
Baret News

An incessant assault of mindless, mirthful mayhem with enough cultural allusions mixed in to hold the attention of adults, too.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Did we really need this? seriously, this doesn't actually feel like a genuine movie, but more like an unnecessary accessory that has been forced out purely… More
JY Skacto
Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin showcase the evolution of the Minions. Ba-na-na. 90 minutes may be a brief time for some films, but it is appropriate for the… More
KJ Proulx
Expanding off of side characters from an extremely popular film, critically and commercially, can go either way as we have seen in the past. "Minions"… More
Liam Gadd
There's a reason I loved the teaser trailer for this: it was 2 and a half minutes.
Eugene Bernabe
Even though this spinoff lacks the flare from its "Despicable Me" originators, Minions is still a laugh-out-loud good time. The film's outrageous… More
Film Crazy
It was interesting to see a movie about our favourite characters from Despicable Me. The problem is it didn't work. Although cutesy and funny it lacks the… More