The Emoji Movie
The Emoji Movie (2017)

This animated comedy takes place in Textopolis, a world inside a smartphone that's inhabited by various emojis. There, an emoji named Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) is ashamed that he has multiple facial expressions while his colleagues… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 28, 2017
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2017
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Megan Garber
The Atlantic

The Emoji Movie is not just a critical flop, but also a metaphor for a Hollywood that is struggling to find the line between branding that audiences love and branding that audiences resent.

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Bilge Ebiri
Village Voice

The film is boldly bad, yes, but also boldly boring.

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Gaspar Zimerman

... a weak script, with poor, ugly animations... [Full review in Spanish]

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Clio Chang
The New Republic

It would be hard to forgive The Emoji Movie its "meh" plotline and the fact that it is literally one giant ad for apps, but its most unforgivable sin is that it perpetuates the notion that emojis are childish.

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Darren Franich
Entertainment Weekly

There's a justifiable self-loathing running through The Emoji Movie, a fragile attempt to (sigh) deconstruct the meaning of Emojis while also (sigh) demonstrating the profound possibility that Emojis are the language of the future.

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Rachit Gupta

Young kids and their adult parents are the only people who'll be able to find some value to The Emoji Movie. Anyone else will probably just smash their smartphone in a bout of raging frustration.

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James Berardinelli

At its best, this seems like a second-rate version of Pixar's Inside Out. At its worst, it's a cash-grab based on a cynical high-level concept.

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Tomris Laffly
Time Out

Disregard that PG rating and keep your children far away from director Tony Leondis' vile animated faux-comedy. Beneath its trippy surface lurks an insidious philosophy hazardous to impressionable minds.

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Renuka Vyavahare
The Times of India

Also last but not least, our sympathies for Patrick Stewart, who lends his voice to the poop emoji. Yes, you heard that right.

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What The Emoji Movie gives us is literally and actually predictable from the start. It lacks everything creative and everything that makes a movie successful.… More
Bradley J
Amidst some buoyant animation and some inventive flourishes, The Emoji Movie touts a story and style that is all too disconcerting to the future of film in… More
Philip Price
This may come as a shock to many of you, but The Emoji Movie is not good. In fact, it's really bad. Bad in the way that it doesn't even try much of… More