Minions (2015)

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters.… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 10, 2015
DVD Release Date: December 8, 2015
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Minions' brightly colored brand of gibberish-fueled insanity stretches to feature length in their self-titled Despicable Me spinoff, with uneven but often hilarious results.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

I got tired of this joke before the movie ended, but I appreciate the gusto with which the filmmakers -- particularly Coffin, with his nimble vocalizations -- carried it out.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

There's plenty of high-velocity comic inanity on display to keep kids happily diverted. But the movie's major flaw is an extension of its own premise: Search as they may, the minions never find a villain worthy of their subservience.

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Alex Lines
Film Inquiry

Minions is a funny film which will be loved by the kids, with enough winks and nods for adults to be entertained during its very quick and breezy run time.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

With its episodic stream of slapstick gags, Minions has moments of piquant absurdity, but mostly its shrill-but-cutesy anarchy works as a visual sugar rush for the preschool set.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's not whether this prequel can mint money; that's a given. The questions is: Can the minions carry a movie all by their mischievous mini-selves? 'Fraid not.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the relatively short running time results in a general lack of lulls...

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Christy Lemire

Fittingly, because they're pill-shaped, the Minions work best in small doses.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Minions" is every bit as cute as it's supposed to be, a happily empty-headed animated frolic that rarely pauses to take a breath.

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Nandini Ramnath

It's sometimes aimless, often hilarious and always silly, everything you would expect the minions to be.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Entertaining, fast-paced and with plenty of funny characters and situations. Kids will have a blast but there isn't as much to salvage for grown-ups here,… More
Red Lats
Perhaps I have to see 'Despicable Me', but as my introduction to minions, I didn't think much of this movie. I found I just didn't care… More
Daniel Mumby
The incremental success of the Despicable Me films has been one of recent mainstream animation's most pleasant surprises. Who would have thought that… More
Phil Hubbs
Did we really need this? seriously, this doesn't actually feel like a genuine movie, but more like an unnecessary accessory that has been forced out purely… More
Mark Hobin
On the surface Minions is silly fun, but the narrative highlights a lot of delightful in-jokes that should entice hip viewers. Kids won't get them and… More
KJ Proulx
Expanding off of side characters from an extremely popular film, critically and commercially, can go either way as we have seen in the past. "Minions"… More