The Boxtrolls
The Boxtrolls (2014)

A family event movie from the creators of "Coraline" and "ParaNorman" that introduces audiences to a new breed of family - The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 20, 2015
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it's far from Laika's best offering, The Boxtrolls is still packed with enough offbeat wit and visual splendor to offer a healthy dose of all-ages entertainment.

James Berardinelli

The Boxtrolls represents the best animated movie to reach theater screens since The Lego Movie exploded on the scene in February.

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John Semley
Globe and Mail

It's a felt, funny, bracingly sincere kids' movie. And even more refreshing, it takes as a theme our social fixation with waste, salvage and repackaging.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A delightful film that provides a kid-friendly story at the expense of dark realism.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

There are many more delighted 'Ewwws' than too-easy 'Awws' in this charming, if a tad cynical, feature from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's a wonderful world, full of Rube Goldberg contraptions below and colorful Dickensian squalor and excess above.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Stuffed full of quirky details, bizarre characters and cockeyed humour.

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Mary Houlihan
Chicago Sun-Times

It's a world that runs in a parallel universe akin to that of Charles Dickens, with creatively named characters involved in seemingly outlandish adventures in a Victorian-era city where a moral or two plays out in the end.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

There's little conventional about this movie at all. Thank heavens.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

In a weak year for feature-length animated films, "The Boxtrolls" was clearly the best in my estimation. That doesn't sound like much of a recommendation, but it truly is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Co-directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable manage something charming out of something outlandish in The Boxtrolls. An 85 minute story about trolls in… More
Film Crazy
They don't make them, like they used to! A visually pleasing animation with its quirky-ness but that's it! Predictable, unamusing and holds as much… More
Christopher Heim
The stop-motion animation is just as great as Laika studio's past two efforts (Coraline, Paranorman), but the whole affair is about as charming as bland… More
Christian C
Spectacular, humorous and touching. There is nothing I would change about this film. Thoroughly enjoyable for kids and adults alike.
Nate Zoebl
Another delightful film from the creators of ParaNorman, the whimsical Boxtrolls is another stop-motion treasure that plays just as well for children as it does… More
Phil Hubbs
Yet another children's book adaptation that I have never heard of even though its British apparently. The book in question is called 'Here Be… More