UglyDolls

critic Reviews

, 27% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Very young viewers may be entertained by UglyDolls -- if only because they're less likely to recognize the many familiar elements in its affirmative yet formulaic story.
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    With the school holidays on, this movie is a colourful and entertaining 90 minutes for kids under 10. The songs are easy on the ear and there are a couple of good jokes for the adult minders.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    It's all pretty derivative but also pretty wacky, and there's meaning, if you look for it, on a whole lot of levels, from Freudian imagery and hints of religious allegory to the satire of reality TV.
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    Tara BradyIrish Times
    Not so much a movie as a contemplative space wherein the viewer ... explores the shifting dynamic between the eponymous plush toys and the hegemony of play.
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    Larushka Ivan-ZadehTimes (UK)
    Positive messaging about celebrating our unique imperfections and seeking your own truth has never felt more urgent to children in the age of Instagram. Pity, then, that this toothless and derivative marketing exercise doesn't practise what it preaches.
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    Cath ClarkeGuardian
    The songs are horrifically soppy.
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    Ian FreerEmpire Magazine
    This paean to body positivity and living your own truth is more than welcome, but you just wish UglyDolls' message could be more charmingly argued, adroitly assembled and just plain funny.
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    Damond FudgeKCCI (Des Moines, IA)
    While it's cute and colorful, the best it can hope for is to appeal to the very youngest members of your family. Yet, as they grow and look back on it, they'll see what you will now: Lightweight animation with a muddled message.
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    Marshall EstesThe Spool
    Obviously, a children's film has to be on the nose, but the film's unwillingness to explore its own message in depth is disappointing.
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    Jim Schembri3AW
    Even undemanding kids in need of distraction might find it hard not to get restless during this word-heavy, woke animation.
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    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    Sadly, the Ugly Dolls animated feature is anything but plush, a combination of dog-eared, deja-vu moments and care-worn plotting that will leave even the most upbeat young moviegoer a little disappointed.
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