The Boss Baby
The Boss Baby (2017)

DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks' The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 31, 2017
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2017
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Boss Baby's talented cast, glimmers of wit, and flashes of visual inventiveness can't make up for a thin premise and a disappointing willingness to settle for doody jokes.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Its snappy, pop-culture-referencing script feels workshopped to death.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

It's not easy to make an entire movie around a two-word premise, and "Boss Baby" shows why.

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Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

The Boss Baby is a bun needing more time in the oven, some rethinking of what sort of animated comedy it wishes to be.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

I could have done without the kewpie-doll faces and oversized eyes, but for the most part and where it counts, The Boss Baby gets its kids just right.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The plot is so senseless it could have been written up by bleary, sleep-deprived parents. It's all just a pretext for a pitiful one-joke movie.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

This DreamWorks cartoon about a baby visualised as a suit-wearing executive big shot has bright ideas and slick bits of action, but the more I think about what its concept offers children, the more doubtful I am.

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John Semley
Globe and Mail

It's the rare cartoon that actually feels like a cartoon, propelled by its goofiness and sheer energy and rarely bogged down by boring, polemical lesson-learning.

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Mark Kennedy
Associated Press

The animation and sound effects are so superbly rendered -- the fantasy sequences have an entirely different and nifty flavor -- that a drop of drool or a puff of baby powder seems to have real texture and feeling.

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Scott Menzel
We Live Entertainment

The Boss Baby is a fun and refreshing animated film that feels like an homage to classic early morning cartoons.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Would you hate me if I said I wasn't a Alec Baldwin fan? And yet there it is: he gets nothing from me. But still he manages to warm my cold heart in this… More
Bradley J
DreamWorks has always favored frivolous humor over meaningful insight. They aren't Pixar. This isn't necessarily always a bad thing as they have had… More
Film Crazy
Alec Baldwin lends his voice to make this children's film highly amusing. But it Is a children's film, it's simple and sweet for a Sunday movie.
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
DreamWorks Animation continues to prove that even if they keep on trying, their animated movies will never reach the pinnacle of Pixar's throne. I think… More
Jamie Clarke
Maybe not as good or bad as I thought, It didn't have many laughs but the bits that were funny were very funny but they are few and far between, I enjoyed… More