Minions
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: July 10, 2015
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Critic Score: 53% 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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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

An idea is only as good as its execution, and after spending three sessions with these characters, one is left with the speculation that some ideas, perhaps, would have been better left as part of a rough draft on the printed page.

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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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Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Minions is despicable, or maybe it's just me.

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

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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Iain McNally
Starburst

The Minions movie is almost complete nonsense, but it's good natured, enjoyable nonsense nonetheless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Kevin M. Williams
This piece is like that friend you have that believes he or she is smarter than everybody else, only there's nada to show for it but attitude. Okay, okay,… More
Liam Gadd
There's a reason I loved the teaser trailer for this: it was 2 and a half minutes.
Mark Hobin
On the surface Minions is silly fun, but the narrative highlights a lot of delightful in-jokes that should entice hip viewers. Kids won't get them and… More