Sing (2016)

A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater in this quirky animated musical.

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 21, 2016
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2017
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sing delivers colorfully animated, cheerfully undemanding entertainment with a solid voice cast and a warm-hearted -- albeit familiar -- storyline that lives up to its title.

Devan Coggan
Entertainment Weekly

After conquering the box office with yellow minions and pets with secret lives, Illumination Entertainment returns with its sweetest and most charming project yet.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

Kids will like the animals and the mayhem and won't mind the predictable plot. Adults should appreciate the entertaining musical pairings.

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James Plath
Family Home Theater

If this were live-action, I think it would be a yawner. Even Glee had more plotting. But the animation sells it and makes it entertaining for all ages, despite the tired premise.

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Sophie Gilbert
The Atlantic

The concept of the movie is so baffling that it seems to have been cobbled together, madlibs-style, from pieces of other projects.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Sing doesn't have the grit or the grace notes of Zootopia.. No potent metaphors here about predators and victims - the film slides by simply by shaking its sillies out. You could do worse.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

It never leans on the concept of singing animals too much, allowing for some character-driven scenes that make us actually care about these animals, why they are in the contest, and most importantly, their aspirations and dreams

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Maricar Estrella
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

The movie doesn't come close to the humor and heart of [Illumination's] summer hit, The Secret Life of Pets.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

The plot may be shopworn, with not much aimed at adults, but the film's message that collaboration can reap greater rewards than competition is appropriate for all ages.

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Reza Noorani
The Times of India

Most animated movies try to deliver a message and end up sounding preachy. Sing too, has one -- once you hit rock bottom, there's nowhere else to go but up. The sheer heart with which its characters live and convey the sentiment, is incredible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Hobin
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Jesse Ortega
Been almost three days since my last review. Movie I watched on Thursday was The Number 23, which I've already seen and don't feel like re-reviewing… More
Kevin M. Williams
Inoffensive little charmer that fails to fully engage sympathy but is not terrible either. I was impressed with how the usual racial undertones given these… More
Jamie Clarke
Not my kind of movie but the kids seemed to enjoy it even if it does drag and is so predictable, The lack of laughs really hurt this movie from being better, I… More
Eugene Bernabe
Though not a standing ovation of a film, its uplifting tone and star-studded cast hit the right notes and give an enjoyable performance to leave a smile on your… More
Chrisanne Chin
Sing is a sweetly charming, funny and inspiring animated musical, which was surprisingly enjoyable to watch even for adults. The story telling is simple, which… More