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
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Critic Score: 29% 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.

Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

There are distracting side plots - and side plots to the side plots - that sabotage much of what's enjoyable about the movie. In infant care terms, this is a colicky film.

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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

Crushes all the whimsy out of Frazee's story with an avalanche of crudity.

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Matt Prigge

Has the most convoluted, bizarre story since "Collateral Beauty." Trying to explain the plot at parties will make you feel like you're on acid.

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Allen Salkin
New York Daily News

Kids will enjoy it, and adults will, too. I laughed knowingly with the other cineastes at the "Glengarry Glen Ross" reference. But they are not likely to love it like the trailblazing originals.

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Susan Wloszczyna

The Boss Baby often tries too hard and succeeds too little.

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Fico Cangiano

Quick and harmless fun for the whole family. Adorable, yet not that memorable. [Full review in Spanish]

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David Fear
Rolling Stone

This is harmless filler, the kind designed for long car rides and cross-country flights. It's a cinematic pacifier.

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Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice

The Boss Baby is barely a moderate success as a kid's flick. Perhaps it will come as good news to studio and audience alike that it works much better as an existential horror movie.

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Vicky Roach
Daily Telegraph (Australia)

The film is jauntily paced and the animation is beautifully rendered.

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