The Boxtrolls
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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 human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, "into the light," where he meets and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Boxtrolls represents the best animated movie to reach theater screens since The Lego Movie exploded on the scene in February."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ John Semley, Globe and Mail
"The true charm of these characters comes from their exuberantly animated personalities - not a prettied-up Disney-fied exterior."
‑ Liam Maguren,
"If you can get past the bugs, slime, dirt, ugliness and unkempt hair, the story is a pretty good one."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"'The Boxtrolls,' a delightfully weird tale told in stop-motion animation, is solid and fun. From the same folks who created 'ParaNorman' and 'Coraline,' this story has the same off-kilter feel and appearance."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"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."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"It's a wonderful world, full of Rube Goldberg contraptions below and colorful Dickensian squalor and excess above."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A cheesy world that's pretty "gouda""
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
""The Boxtrolls" took years of blood, sweat and clay to come to life...and I'm happy to report it was all worth it."
‑ Mark Ellis, Schmoes Know
"The Boxtrolls combines heart with a streak of Roald Dahl's perversity. It will have special appeal for viewers who get British humor."
‑ Margot Harrison, Seven Days
"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."
‑ Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times
"There's little conventional about this movie at all. Thank heavens."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Laika's oddest feature yet, a film that adds a faceful of leeches and a Monty Python/Mr. Creosote homage to an already eccentric story."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"While the film contains some scary images and dark moments that could frighten the very little kiddies, this film should entertain a wide swath of the public as the humor is easily relatable to multiple generations."
‑ Kristian Harloff, Schmoes Know
"Surprisingly grim in tone and featuring a lively cast of voice-actors, The Boxtrolls is one to delight macabre children and adults alike."
‑ Patrick Cooper, Orlando Weekly
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