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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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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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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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Visually stunning, but a lackluster story.

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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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Josh Slater-Williams
The Skinny

It often feels like it's been cobbled together from spare parts. Still, when those parts are dashes of Roald Dahl, Monty Python, and LucasArts adventure games it's not much of a complaint.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
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
Mark Hobin
It pains me to say this, but Boxtrolls is a charmless, tedious bore. The picture attempts to be something that it is not, an American attempt at British humor.… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A decent and visually pleasing 3D CGI stop-motion animation that is enjoyable but doesn't do much outside of the box, as it touches upon some interesting… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Eggs: It's a pleasure to meet you. It is one thing to put out a film that is a film that shows off the hundreds of hours of work that went into crafting a… More
KJ Proulx
While not wholly original in the story department, the creativeness in bringing this dry story to life is what made it feel so fresh. Laika Entertainment has… More
John Ballantine
As with most cartoons these days, the plot line is simple and predictable but the animation work is fantastic. A true creative gem.