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: 52% 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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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

Despite all the good is posits, The Boss Baby can never escape looking like a fake movie inside a real one - and altogether feeling like a redundancy.

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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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Nihit Bhave
The Times of India

Give it a shot, the storytelling isn't strong enough to make you weep like a baby, but it will occasionally make you giggle like one.

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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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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

Basically, the only people to whom The Boss Baby appeals are children young enough to still be entertained by jingling keys.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
When it comes to animated films, it's usually a standard in today's catalogue of films, that the animation itself is gorgeous. The Boss Baby is… 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.
Phil Hubbs
Holy crap another movie adaptation of a children's book, picture book. This has to be one of the most bizarre premises I've come across for a… 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
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