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Pixels Synopsis
When intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.
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Chicago Tribune

Pixels is a blast of energetic fun.
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
Pixels is a slice of pure, frivolous entertainment that doesn't try to overreach.
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50

Screen International

By John Hazelton
Sporting a flowing mullet and aviator shades, Dinklage perks things up considerably as the story’s comically arrogant...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
With a novel idea at its center and some good jokes scattered throughout, Pixels is a relief from the self-serious action films that invade...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Pixels has a few inspired action sequences and a handful of laugh-out-loud moments, but overall the special effects are surprisingly...
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40

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The truly mystifying thing about the movie is how desperately it caters to Gen-X junk nostalgia without bothering to think that maybe those...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
At isolated moments a tolerably amusing send-up of alien invasion disaster movies in which the attackers are video arcade-era renegades...
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Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
The 3D adds little, and the hallmarks of the Chris Columbus directing style are unevenness and luck. With a little of the latter, this...
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Variety

By Justin Chang
Where Sandler once exulted in our outrage (and frequently, our laughter), he now seems barely capable of mustering enough effort to carry a...
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Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
Here's a shocker: In Pixels, his latest, Adam Sandler plays a stunted man-child who turns out to be very, very special.
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By mrdadoftheyearr
Funny and awesome action when Adam fights for the 1st time !!!...

Very Entertaining

By drache76
If you are a child of the 80's you will probably love this movie. My kids really enjoyed this movie. Enough action to keep the 5 year old happy. Tyrion Lannister swore a few to many times but...

Great of kids and adults

By kbrew3
This movie had a fantastic balance of silly kids humor and more clever adult humor. I was truly surprised I would enjoy it as much as I did but the pace was great and there was truly not a dull...

Loved it

By cory75
My 10.5 year old daughter, my 74 year old mom, and I all loved it. So much fun. I grew up in the 80's so it was extra fun. A movie we will buy when it's released....

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By charcast78
laughed and enjoyed time warp memoirs. if u were born in the 70's u will love this movie...

pretty good movie

By veronica120906
The movie was pretty funny. It had a lot of good laughs....

Game on!!

By fisherkent
Better than I expected. Lots of fun, great 80s references, impressive special effects, plenty of silliness, but also some clever writing. If you like Adam Sandler movies at all, you'll like this....

DON'T LISTEN TO THE MEDIA CRITICS & BLOGGERS! Excellent movie!

By starrtekn
This movie is original and hysterical! The special effects were absolutely amazing. The storyline is great and being that we both were 13/14 when all these video games came out brought back wonderful...

Took me back

By msanders0411
I grew up in the 80's, and this movie was full of everything 80's. It was a very entertaining movie....

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By kmassie1984
2 thumbs up!!!! As usual Adam Sandler and Kevin James together awesome!!!!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Suggestive Comments and Some Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Action, crass/raunchy humor in alien-attack sci-fi comedy.
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