Pixels (2015)

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times - at 25 cents a game in the video… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 24, 2015
DVD Release Date: October 27, 2015
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Much like the worst arcade games from the era that inspired it, Pixels has little replay value and is hardly worth a quarter.

Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

There are scenes in the surreally lazy, occasionally funny Pixels in which Sandler's face slips into the exact same weary, disgruntled expression he wears in Funny People.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Welcome to the End of the World, Adam Sandler-style.

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Hugo Hernández Valdivia

The result is like the old videogames: they do not have a plausible narrative... and if they have some remarkable audiovisual effects (for the time), they do not offer a resolution... [Full review in Spanish]

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

Pixels is devoid of cynicism and it has a cheerfully cheesy vibe, and it's the kind of movie you'll forget about a week after seeing it.

James Berardinelli

This is a film in which a viewer can be forgiven for rooting for the old video game icons to annihilate humanity. God help us if the best savior we can muster is Sandler.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

Q-bert terrified out of his mind, watches a child play The Last of Us, as Adam Sandler quips "is this the most violent game you have ever seen". Of course, the writers then ruin that goodwill built up by having him piss blocks

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Nostalgia is a wonder and a cheat. The right touchstone can make the most discerning movie-goer forgive a film as lazy as Pixels. Almost.

Wesley Morris

This is just a lot of chomp-chomp-chomp and point tallies wafting upward whenever something game-oriented is blown up.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

With echoes of Ghostbusters and Independence Day, it's an entertaining but uneven affair, with the action moving swiftly from India to London to New York.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
There have been a few movies that have incorporated videogames into their plots, the last big flick to do so being 'Wreck-It Ralph' which was truly… More
KJ Proulx
Up until this point, I had completely lost faith in anything that the Happy Madison studio could possibly come up with, and although this is not their original… More
Drake Tsui
Pixels is an alien invasion thriller with childlike sensibilities, which makes little sense since the only people who can appreciate 80's arcade games are… More
Dann Michalski
It's game on in the goofball comedy Pixels. After mistaking a message from a NASA probe as an intergalactic military challenge, an alien race sends an… More
Liam Gadd
No laughs, no wit, no charm and no better than the recent Happy Madison atrocities.
Bradley Wright
Pixels is a disappointment for me because this was a great idea that is squandered by lazy writing and unfunny jokes. Christopher Columbus has done some great… More