Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants)
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Captain Underpants) (2017)

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants:… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 2, 2017
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With a tidy plot, clean animation, and humor that fits its source material snugly, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is entertainment that won't drive a wedge between family members.

Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

In the end, it's impossible to ignore the fact that this feature is devoid of even the simplest positive morals or takeaways. And it's not quite funny or wry enough to forgive its weaknesses.

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Maricar Estrella
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

The film also inventively incorporates CG animation, live-action sock puppets and a flipbook to bring to life the pages of Pilkey's sentimental ode to boyhood.

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Jon Winkler
The Young Folks

Sharp, zippy, impressively animated and surprisingly funny, the movie is another welcome bit of levity at the movies and a reminder to Hollywood that kid's films deserve more craft to them.

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Leah Greenblatt
Entertainment Weekly

It's a bird! it's a plane! It's a kids' movie that won't make grownups want to manually remove their own toenails!

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Oliver Jones
New York Observer

While the movie is solidly and unapologetically pitched towards kids, it has a subversive streak that is as genuine and sharp as anything whipped up by Roald Dahl.

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Mikel Zorrilla
Blog de cine

A great pastime that offers a kind of fun similar to the cartoons that we used to watch in the mornings at the time that the animated cinema of Hollywood seemed forgotten. [Full review in Spanish]

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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

The friendship of George and Harold is celebrated, and the cheery vocal work of Hart and Middleditch gives the picture its sprightly spirit.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
RogerEbert.com

They've preserved Pilkey's exuberant drawing style as well as his understanding of what sort of humor is guaranteed to make young kids laugh until their sides hurt.

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Sara Michelle Fetters
MovieFreak.com

While I can't foresee [Captain Underpants] spawning any additional cinematic chapters in George and Harold's heroic tale, if it sends viewers to the library and the bookstore to discover what happens next that's perfectly fine by me.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Films directed at children can be hit or miss, in the fact that they may rely too heavily on potty humour or silly slapstick gags. Captain Underpants: The First… More
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
If you love the books that inspired this movie, then it's no matter for you as Captain Underpants manages to keep things true to the books. Just plain… More
Bradley J
So far in this weak year for animation we've had several mediocre attempts and one only okay one. The first sign of hope for this years animation crop… More
David Tate, III
Just got back from seeing this with my youngest sister and my dad and boy it was funny as heck!
Philip Price
It was nice, for once, to walk into a movie having not watched a single trailer, having not read the source material, and literally having zero to no… More