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
DVD Release Date: September 12, 2017
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Critic Score: 86% 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.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Just when your brain's starting to ache, the film chucks in another subversive crack about America's failing school system, or a genuinely hilarious sock-puppet-animated flashback.

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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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Pablo A. Scholz

... The Adventures of Captain Underpants entertains everything that lasts ... and more. [Full review in Spanish]

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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/

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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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

This tested my boundaries.

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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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Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

My interest waned during the chaotic final act when the narrative is put aside and we're treated to a ho-hum, over-the-top action fest.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
There's not many kids' movies that you might want to sit through yourself, but lo, this one is one. Aimed solidly at early grammar school ages,… More
Brendan Nicholls
The film starts off very strong but falls short on the finale. The voice cast does an excellent job but the film is a little over the place. I'm sure kids… More
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
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
Gimly M.
I get why a Captain Underpants movie was made. The climate is pretty much as ripe for superhero parody as it's ever going to be, Captain Underpants has… More
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