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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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

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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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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

The only foreseeable problem with this movie is that parents are going to have to be dealing with wee ones mimicking minion-ese for as long as this franchise shall flourish.

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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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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

As a film, Minions may not be as clever or heartfelt as the Despicable Me films, but it's still plenty of fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Eugene Bernabe
Even though this spinoff lacks the flare from its "Despicable Me" originators, Minions is still a laugh-out-loud good time. The film's outrageous… 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
JY Skacto
Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin showcase the evolution of the Minions. Ba-na-na. 90 minutes may be a brief time for some films, but it is appropriate for the… More